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S3 Upgrade Front
S3 Upgrade Rear
S3 Upgrade Wiring
Now you can Soup Up your 3-pickup Rickenbacker 340, 340/12, 370, 370/12, 1993Plus Electric Guitar to get more pickup tone power and also increase your creativity and versatility with additional fresh new pickup tones.
Your stock Rickenbacker is designed to give you a modest and inadequate 3 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 "tin-canny" pickup tones your stock guitar simply cannot produce?
This high performance S3 Rickenbacker Pro upgrade gives you the ultimate in performance at the lowest cost.
It takes fifteen minutes to remove your stock lower pickguard and connect your pickup wires to the upgrade's solderless terminal strip. Now a HUGE, alternate tone dimension will instantly open up to you.
| 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 standard 3-way toggle switch is an 8-pack of Crayolas when compared to your upgrade which is the 98-pack with built in sharpener. 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. The next time I buy a guitar, your products will be that guitar's first upgrade!" Branden Garner
"The stock three tone selections are very limiting after installing your upgrade. I still have the stock three sounds but the dozens of extra sounds are distinct and useful. I love being able to put select pickups in series (and in-phase) giving me a very strong jazz-like tone, something you can't get out of a stock Rickenbacker. Hearing those dozens of additional gave me goosebumps. The intense glass-shattering country twang tones will punch out windows at 30 paces. The download documents have detail more extensive than any other products that I have seen. Very well done!" Graham Mann (Australia).
"The S3 Rickenbacker Pro Upgrade I bought for my 370/12 has transformed it into a veritable tone monster!! I just finished noodling on it, for 2 hours!!! getting up early tomorrow to further explore it again (see our Photos Page, item 9B). Your installation/instruction guide is great, had no problems with the conversion process!!" Charles Broyard (FL)
Special Update: This upgrade now includes Treble Bleed circuitry plus high quality mylar tone control capacitors (with a superior linear frequency response) for unequaled versatility. This upgrade give you "American Pro" performance from your stock guitar.
You can upgrade these 3-pickup Rickenbacker guitar models.
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This upgrade uses our S3 Switch.
There are two "groups" of switches: (SW1, SW2, SW3) -and- (SW4, SW5, SW6)
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 audio clips to let you hear the result our S3-Switch upgrade offers you.
You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).
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 (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.
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.