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These documents will help you to assemble, install and use our family of High-Performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products.

If you have purchased either of the following Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, download the specified documents:


Product Install Ease Legend: 1-Easy, 2-(midway), 3-Intermediate, 4-(midway), 5-Difficult

  1. Pickup Switch Upgrade Selection Chart. Which products you can use for your pickup configuration.

  2. Upgrade Instructions:
  3. Installation Instructions for Assembled and Tested Switch products [Install Ease: 2-3]
  4. T3PJ-Switch Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 2-3]
  5. M1-PCB Configuration and Use Instructions

  6. a. Stratocaster Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1-2]
    b. Stratocaster Upgrade T3Plus-Switch Use Summary
    c. Stratocaster Upgrade T4-Switch Use Summary

  7. a. Telecaster Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1-2]
    b. Telecaster Upgrade T3Plus-Switch Use Summary
    c. Telecaster Upgrade T4-Switch Use Summary
    d. 72 Telecaster Deluxe Reissue Instructions

  8. Jazz Bass Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1-2]
  9. P-Bass Upgrade Instructions [Install Ease: 2]
  10. Player Jaguar Bass Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 2]
  11. LP4 Upgrade Instructions For Les Paul style instruments [Install Ease: 3-4]
  12. a. S-Board Bare Bones Assembly Instructions [Install Ease: 2-3]
    b. S-Board Bare Bones Testing Instructions
    c. S-Board Bare Bones Install Instructions
  13. BMG Special Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  14. Middle Pickup Switch M1 Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  15. Treble Bleed, Grease Bucket, Pot Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  16. Enhanced Push-Pull Pot Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  17. a. Stratocaster TBGB Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
    b. Strat-TBGB Upgrade
  18. a. T2 Rickenbacker Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
    b. T3 Rickenbacker Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
    c. S3 Rickenbacker Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  19. 2020 Paranormal Cyclone Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1]
  20. Contemporary Stratocaster Special Upgrade Installation Instructions [Install Ease: 1-2]

Additional Application Support Documents:

    Pickup Tone "Mapping" Worksheets:
  1. T2-Switch:         Gives You     6 Pickup Tones
  2. Daisy-Chaining three T2-Switches Mapping Worksheet gives you 414 pickup tones
  3. T2Plus-Switch:  Gives You     6 Pickup Tones
  4. T3-Switch:         Gives You   13 Pickup Tones
  5. T3PJ-Switch:     Gives You   21 Pickup Tones — (for instruments with PJ pickup configuration)
  6. T3Plus-Switch:       Gives You  35 Pickup Tones — (also for S3-Switch)
  7. T3Plus-T2 Switch:  Gives You   several hundred Pickup Tones — For TriBucker and Humbucker
  8. T3Plus-X Switch:    Gives You   several hundred Pickup Tones — For two TriBuckers
  9. T4-Switch:              Gives You   68 Pickup Tones — (also see this mapping sheet)
  10. 1. T4Plus-Switch:  Gives You 102 Pickup Tones — (for HH, HSS instrument + our VT-3 Volume-Tone Control) (also see this mapping sheet)
    2. T4Plus-Switch:  Gives You 212 Pickup Tones — (for HSH instrument + our VT-2 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)
    3. T4Plus-Switch:  Gives You 272 Pickup Tones — (for HSH instrument + our VT-3 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)
    4. T4Plus-Switch:  Gives You 276 Pickup Tones — (for HSH instrument + our VT-4 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)

  11. Special T4-Switch Wiring Variation Details:
  12. To Get   68 Pickup Tones — (for HH, HSS or HSH Instruments – simple example)
  13. 1: To Get 102 Pickup Tones — (for HH, HSS Instruments + our VT-3 Volume-Tone Control), requires T4Plus-Switch
    2: To Get 102 Pickup Tones — (for HH, HSS Instruments + our VT-3 Volume-Tone Control), requires two T2Plus-Switch
       These variations gives you QuadraBuckerTM (all four pickup coils in series) Pickup Tones.
  14. 1. To Get 212 Pickup Tones — (for HSH Instruments + our VT-2 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)
    2. To Get 272 Pickup Tones — (for HSH Instruments + our VT-3 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)
    3. To Get 276 Pickup Tones — (for HSH Instruments + our VT-4 Volume-Tone Control + ASY-M1 switch)
       This variation gives you PentaBuckerTM (all five pickup coils in series) Pickup Tones that are so fat, they're... OBESE!

  15. Volume-Tone Wiring Details:
  16. Typical Wiring for our VT-1 and VT-2 Volume-Tone Control products

  17. Humbucker Pickup Wiring Details:
  18. 1: AweSome Asymmetric 4-wire Humbucker Wire Color Codes
    2: Pickup Wire Color Codes
  19. 1: How to Change a 4-wire Humbucker into a 2-wire version
    2: Humbucker coil split circuit using a push-pull pot
  20. Convert Wide Range Humbucker Pickup to 4-Wire Version [Install Ease: 1]
  21. Convert Twin Head Humbucker Pickup to 4-Wire Version [Install Ease: 1]

  22. Additional Documents:
  23. Connecting 26 Gauge Wire to 22 Gauge Wire Using UY2 Connectors
  24. Temporarily using our T3-Switch with two pickup coils
  25. Temporarily using our T4-Switch with three pickup coils
  26. How To "Daisy-Chain" Multiple T2-Switch Products for Added Flexibility and More Pickup Tones