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Core Item Descriptions

The following "core" items are used in our incredible high-performance upgrade products. They are also available to others who modify/build electric guitar and bass.

Our vastly superior Pickup Switches are Assembled using the finest long-lasting components and Quality Tested for flawless operation. Each of our (now 13) unique Pickup Switch products are designed to control a specific number of coil-wound magnetic pickup "coils".

FYI: We use the term "coils" for clarity because standard humbuckers have two pickup coils, and our new Tri-Bucker pickup in a standard humbucker size has three pickup coils. So a "coil" as we define it; can either be a single-coil pickup, a 2-wire humbucker pickup, one of the two coils of a 4-wire humbucker pickup.

Our Volume-Tone Controls use quality Bourns 500K potentiometers (VT-1 uses Alpha) and come with our Pro Treble Bleed circuit for the best performance.

Here is a list of our AweSome-designed "core" items.

Part # Name        Description
120 T2P Switch: For standard Precision Bass with one "P" split pickup. Gives you 4 pickup tones instead of the stock single tone. Mounts to existing pickguard by drilling two holes. Uses the existing Volume-Tone control.
121 T2 Switch: For two pickup coils (either two single-coil pickups, two 2-wire humbucker pickups, or one 4-wire humbucker pickup.) Gives you 6 pickup tones instead of the stock 3 tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
122 T2Plus Switch: For two pickup coils (either two single-coil pickups, two 2-wire humbucker pickups, or one 4-wire humbucker pickup.) It's like our T2-Switch but with added capability. Two of these switches can be used where a separate Volume-Tone control is needed for each controlled pickup coil set. Two of these switches will give you 68 pickup tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control per switch. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control. To get 102 pickup tones requires our VT-3 Volume-Tone control.
123 T3 Switch: For three pickup coils (either three single-coil pickups, or one 4-wire humbucker pickup and one single-coil pickup.) Gives you 13 parallel-only pickup tones instead of the stock 3/5 tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
124 T3Plus Switch: For three pickup coils (either three single-coil pickups, or one 4-wire humbucker pickup and one single-coil pickup.) Gives you 35 series and parallel pickup tones instead of the stock 3/5 tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
125 T3PJ Switch: For PJ Bass instruments. Gives you 21 pickup tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
126 S3Plus Switch: For three pickup coils. Ideal for Red Special upgrades. Like our T3Plus switch but two rows of 3 toggles. Gives you 35 series and parallel pickup tones instead of the stock 3/5 tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
127 T4 Switch: For four pickup coils (either two 4-wire humbucker or one 4-wire humbucker and two single-coil pickups). Gives you 68 pickup tones instead of the stock 3/5 tones. Uses one master Volume-Tone control. Can use either our VT-1 or VT-2 Volume-Tone control.
128 T4Plus Switch: For four pickup coils (either two 4-wire humbucker or one 4-wire humbucker and two single-coil pickups). It's like our T4-Switch but with added capability. Gives you 102 pickup tones instead of the stock 3/5 tones. Requires our VT-3 Volume-Tone control.
129 T4M Switch: Designed for the Fender Modern Player Marauder (discontinued). Gives you 68 pickup tones. Installs in existing pickguard, requires drilling six holes to mount.
130 T3Plus-T2 Switch: For five pickup coils (for one 3-coil Tri-Bucker and one AweSome Asymmetric 2-coil humbucker pickup.) Gives you several hundred pickup tones, including numerous PentaBucker(tm) pickup tones (all five coils in series).
131 T3Plus-X Switch: For six pickup coils (for two Tri-Bucker humbucker pickups.) Also used in an upgrade with three $$$ dual-rail pickups. Gives you several hundred pickup tones, including numerous HexaBucker(tm) pickup tones (all six coils in series).
140 M1 Switch: Middle pickup switch. Controls one pickup coil with Off, On (normal phase) and (reverse phase) function. Can be used for HSH instruments combined with our T4Plus switch and VT-4 Volume-Tone control to produce 276 pickup tones.
151 VT-1 Control: Stacked Volume-Tone control (Alpha) for instruments with limited body cavity space. Knobs included.
152 VT-2 Control: Standard Volume-Tone control (Bourns). No knobs.
153 VT-3 Control: Volume-Tone control (Bourns) with Push-Pull pot in Tone position. No knobs. Used with our T4Plus switch product.
154 VT-4 Control: Volume-Tone control (Bourns) with Push-Pull pot in Volume position and Tone position. No knobs. Used with our T4Plus switch, M1 products on HSH instruments.

See our Products page for all of our incredible upgrade products.