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Pickup Switch Upgrade

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Product Description

ID: 123 A Pickup Switch Upgrade for All Instruments with four pickup coils

This assembled and tested Pickup Switch UpgradeTM product (also known as T4-Switch) gives you 68 Pure Analog pickup tones on any instrument with four separate pickup coils (either four single-coil pickups; or one 4-wire humbucker pickup and two single-coil pickups; or two 4-wire humbucker pickups). This is a do-it-yourself project that includes everything you need to install this upgrade into your right-hand or left-hand electric guitar or bass instrument.

It gives you two groups of three mini switches. One group controls two of the pickup coils, letting you turn each one on and off (both in normal phase and reverse phase) and also lets you select whether the two pickup coils will be in a parallel or series circuit. Putting pickup coils in a series circuit to create compound/humbucker heavy-metal pickup tones. The other group of three mini switches lets you control the other two pickup coils in the identical way already described. Connecting your pickup and input wires to this product uses a no-soldering-needed approach.

Our high performance T4-Switch gives you 68 pure analog signature sounds. Now you can get all the "hidden" pickup tones that you cannot get with other instruments because they all use an inadequate 5-way pickup switch. Our high performance T4-Switch will give you all the possible pickup tones from this instrument — a total of 68 pure analog pickup tones that no other manufacturer can give you. Are you really satisfied with the creativity-limiting and wimpy 5 stock pickup tones you currently get?

This AweSome upgrade gives you an incredible "Grand Canyon Wide" range of 68 unique pickup tones. And this is before using a processing unit to add even more flavor to this incredible spectrum of tones. This is like an artist suddenly finding 68 more colors of paint to work with. Now you can break out of your "pickup tone prison" and instantly sound better than millions of "5 tone" wannabes. Nothing on earth can give you more Pure Analog Pickup Tone Power than our AweSome upgrade.

Now you can have dozens of unique guitar sounds on just one instrument. Your upgraded guitar will sound like a Strat, a Tele, an LP custom or studio, PRS, Ibanez and pretty much like every electric guitar ever made.

Your seriously upgraded electric guitar will give you the complete range of all the possible pickup tones:
Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, intense Country twang, glass-shattering pickup tones and dozens of additional subtle pickup tones in between. This guitar gives the heavy metal crowd pickup tones that are so "Fat" — they're OBESE!

Even better, your upgraded guitar will give you the Signature Sounds of ALL the guitar gods of every headliner group since the 1940s. This upgraded is for every serious player who wants quality sound.

Used in the studio, your upgraded guitar will give you an incredible spectrum of 68 unique pickup tones that you just cannot get with "stock" instruments. Your seriously upgraded guitar is like having dozens of guitars all rolled into one instrument. It lightens your load because you need to transport fewer instruments. You only need to tune up one instrument, instead of a dozen or more. You can give the producer the exact tone shade for the segment(s) to which you are contributing. Can you guess who the producer is going to be calling first to collaborate on their next project?

When you perform on stage, your upgraded guitar gives you dozens of unique and exciting pure analog pickup tones that nobody else has. Your six strings will never sound the same again. And NO! You're not going to be using all 68 pickup tones on stage. It's not practical. You're going to sit down and "map" out all the pickup tones that are available to you. After doing that, you're going to use just two or three pickup tones. One tone will be used to blend in with the group, the other one/two tones will be your primary/secondary Signature Sounds that nobody else has — except you.

This AweSome upgrade will give you the ultimate "Holy Crap" experience!

Once you play your upgraded guitar and experience the incredible range of pickup tone nirvana you get with our AweSome T4-Switch, you will never again be satisfied with the creativity-limiting wimpy stock five pickup tones.

Your upgraded electric guitar will not just be AweSome, it will be surprisingly AweSome.

Special Note: Instrument with any of these items, our products do not include or use them:

  • Greasebucket circuit
  • Passing lane switch
  • Personality cards
  • Push-push mini switch
  • S1 Switch
  • TBX or mid boost circuit
  • Any special controls beyond the standard 3-way or 5-way switch

Here Is What Is Included

  • One (ID: 123a) Pickup Switch UpgradeTM assembled and tested
    Minimum body cavity clearance dimensions for this product:
        1.00" wide x 3.05" long x 1.15" deep (2.54cm x 7.75cm x 2.92cm)
  • 12" (30.48cm) insulated 22-gauge red wire (to extend existing wires if needed)
  • 12" (30.48cm) insulated 22-gauge black wire (to extend existing wires if needed)
  • 4 yellow/clear solderless crimp connectors (UY2)
  • 2 grey wire nuts (71B)
  • Styrofoam block and drill hole template used for installation positioning
  • URL to download easy-to-follow instructions from our website Document Library
    (You can view the product installation and use instructions HERE.)

Tools You Need To Install This Product

To install this product, you will need one or more of the following tools (not supplied with purchase). Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the purchase, installation and use of this product.

  • Soldering iron (25 watt is recommended) with fine tip, rosin core solder
  • Wire cutters / wire strippers, regular pliers
  • Small needle nose pliers
  • Electric drill, 9/32" (7.15mm) drill bit, 1/2" (12mm) drill bit, 1/4" (6.5mm) drill bit, 1/16" (1.59mm) drill bit, center punch
  • Small phillips screwdriver, small straight slot screwdriver
  • 6" (15.24cm) adjustable crescent wrench
  • Ohmmeter to measure continuity

To Purchase this Product

(ID: 123a) Pickup Switch Upgrade for 4-pickup coils   Qty
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Consider Adding The Following Related Customer-Installed Items

(ID: 140a) M1-Switch for single-coil pickups               Qty
(ID: 142a) K2 Kill Switch for non-LP instruments       Qty
(ID: 102a) Trim Plate T34. Long trim plate for          
T3-Switch or T4-Switch
(ID: 152a) VT-2 Volume-Tone Control Assembly.       Qty
(ID: 153a) VT-3 Volume-Tone Control Assembly.       Qty
(ID: 154a) VT-4 Volume-Tone Control Assembly.       Qty

Shipping Details

Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Shipping Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.

Other Information

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 used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.

Active (i.e., battery-powered) pickups manufactured by Bartolini, EMG, Seymour Duncan, etc. will not work with our growing family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. These active pickups use a design that prevents any of the pickups from being put into series because it sends -9VDC back to the first pickup, shorting out the circuit. Although some manufacturers now sell "add on" products to give you some of the functionality that our products automatically provide, this design limits their versatility and increases the cost to the musician. Many people who have tried these products remove them because they are "too sterile sounding". Anything that uses batteries will likely go dead at a crucial time - like when you're performing or in the recording studio. Bill Lawrence was right when he said, "Batteries belong in flashlights."

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