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Jtv89 coil tap switch

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Is their a way to put a mini toggle in a jtv89 to do a tele parallel in the third position. 

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On paper, it’s as simple a mod as on any other 2 humbucker guitar:

 

The pickup selector switch sums the start wires for each humbucker in parallel in position 3. By using an additional switch to send the humbuckers’ series connections to ground, the selector switch instead receives the split coil signal for all switch positions (making 2 and 4 redundant).

 

Some 89 owners have utilized Tripleshot rings to achieve this option and more. The issue with any mod to the Variax’s magnetic pickup circuit is that a single mistake can spell disaster that only Line 6 can remedy, and even then at their discretion.

 

Officially, Line 6 would likely advise you to use the Variax for its intended purpose of creating a model bank in which switch positions 1 and 5 are the 89 humbuckers and 3 is just a tele. But being as I’m not Line 6, I’m curious to see what you end up doing.

 

 

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