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This is a Black upgrade for your Brian May Red Special or BMG Special or Burns or similar guitar. This version is designed for Stratocaster style single coil pickups. It gives you 35 pickup tones on your guitar with three separate single-coil pickups. This pickguard is completely wired and contains our S3-Switch and VT-2 Volume-Tone Control Assembly. Everything you need to install this upgrade into your instrument is included.
This EZ-install product has everything you need to upgrade your Brian May Red Special or BMG Special model guitar or similar instrument project and transform it into a Tone Tyrannosaurus. This will be the LAST upgrade you will ever need to make. After installing this upgrade, it will be your most favorite instrument of all time.
Now you can Soup Up your guitar to get more pickup tone power and also increase your creativity and versatility with dozens of additional fresh new pickup tones.
Your stock guitar is designed to give you a modest and inadequate 13 pickup tones. Don't you think it's worth a few dollars more to get a Grand Canyon Wide range of 35 Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country plus the dozens of new and different pickup tones your stock guitar simply cannot produce?
This EZ Install high performance upgrade gives you the ultimate in performance at the lowest cost.
| Customer Comments: |
"After installing this upgrade in my guitar, I stayed up all night playing it." Alvin Sears
"I am SO pleased with the upgrade. The six stock slide switches is an 8-pack of Crayolas when compared to the 98-pack with built in sharpener that is your upgrade. I now have colors I didn't even know I wanted. Do I need EACH of the additional tones? No, of course not; but there are many new tones which now that I have heard them I cannot live without. Thank you for answering my questions so darn thoroughly!" Branden Garner
Special Update: Select upgrades now include Treble Bleed circuitry plus high quality polypropylene tone control capacitors (with a superior linear frequency response) for unequaled versatility. These upgrades give you "American Pro Stratocaster" performance from your stock guitars.
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This upgrade let you do the following things:
This Brian May Red Special or BMG Special guitar upgrade is the ultimate in versatility because it lets you squeeze all the additional "hidden" pickup tones out of your upgraded guitar.
Among other things, our upgrade gives you the ability to put select pickups in Parallel configuration (in either normal-phase or reverse-phase.)
Like your stock Brian May guitar, you can still put any two pickups On (in series, and either normal-phase or reverse-phase.) However, you can now turn On the third pickup in Parallel (either normal-phase or reverse-phase) and is something that your stock guitar could not do.
These upgrades are versatile because they let you do all of the following things:
(things you cannot do on your stock Brian May Red Special or BMG Special)
This upgrade is your ultimate "secret weapon."
Used In The Studio, this upgrade gives you an incredible spectrum of pickup tones that are impossible to produce with your "stock" standard Brian May Red Special or BMG Special Guitar.
Used On Stage, these upgrades gives you incredible Signature Sounds that nobody else can easily duplicate.
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This upgrade uses our S3-Switch. More... >
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There are two "groups" of switches: (SW4, SW5, SW6) -and- (SW1, SW2, SW3)
The first group of switches (SW1, SW2 and SW3) are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup Off and On. The middle position of each switch is Off. The down position turns the pickup On (in normal-phase) and the Up position turns the pickup on (in reverse-phase).
SW1 controls the Bridge pickup
SW2 controls the Middle pickup
SW3 controls the Neck pickup
When you use these three switches (with SW4, SW5, SW6 all in the Down position), you get 13 different pickup tones from the combinations of three pickup coils being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase). It is also due to the combination of the pickup coils being in a Parallel circuit.
The second group of switches (SW4, SW5 and SW6) are ON-ON switches are used to put select pickups into a Series circuit.
Two things to remember when using this second group of switches:
First, putting two or three pickups in Series circuit creates a "Compound" (i.e., Humbucker) pickup that gives you about 8 to 15 percent More output (think Heavy Metal/Jazz tone).
Second, because ALL the pickups are in a Series circuit, those pickups MUST be On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase). Any non-Series circuit pickup can be either Off or On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase).
Using the Second Group of Switches
Starting with switches SW4, SW5 and SW6 in the Down position;
Put switch SW4 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Middle pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Middle pickup using switches SW1 and SW2 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Neck pickup (controlled by SW3) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).
Put switch SW5 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW1 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Middle pickup (controlled by SW2) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).
Put switch SW6 in the Up position and the Middle pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Middle pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Bridge pickup (controlled by SW1) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).
Put both switches SW4 and SW6 into the Up position and all three pickups are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On ALL of the pickups using switches SW1, SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. This gives you an incredible overdriven bass sound in spades. It also gives you Brian May's heavy metal tones.
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This page has MP3 sound clips to let you hear the result our T3-Switch upgrade offers you.
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We accepts all returns. You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee on all ALL your upgrade products. You can use your Upgrade for 30 days. If you don't agree this is the greatest product ever, return it for a refund no questions asked. Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method.
When available, you now get product choices. Our "Custom" upgrades include a 30-day limited warranty. Our "PRO" upgrades include our professional treble bleed circuit and a 1-year limited warranty (see our website FAQ for warranty details.)
Because you get a 30-day Return guarantee, you can buy this upgrade with confidence. You have nothing to lose except your lack of creativity.
|Shipping:||All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.|
|Details:|| Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment. |
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.
Notes: Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.
This switching system cannot be directly> used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.