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Leo Grassl

 

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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 3:29 pm    
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I am installing some pickups for a friend on an EMCI. The Neck selector switch is the original two button switch system. I need help in identifying where everything goes soldering wise. I am asking any EMCI or MCI owners who care to take the time to email or post a close up picture of the underside of their switch. An angle where I can clearly see the soldering points would be ideal. A good verbal description of what is going on might helpful too. This is not the most straight forward switch I have ever worked on but I love the design.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Leo G
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Tommy Detamore


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Floresville, Texas
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 6:04 pm    
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Here is a drawing that I have used to go by in the past:



Here is a photo of an actual switch assembly showing an original switch alongside a replacement:



I should point out that in the photo the middle wire to the output jack comes off the opposite side of the switch as compared to the drawing. Since it goes through all four lugs it doesn't really matter which way you do that.

Hope this helps Leo!
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Leo Grassl

 

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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 6:25 pm    
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Tommy this is more than helpful. Thanks so much! Is there any chance of getting a pic of the opposite side of the switch? I guess I’m wondering mostly now were ground goes...

Thanks again,

Leo G
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Tommy Detamore


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Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 6:47 pm    
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I am glad you find it useful!

Here is a side pic of the installed switch. The grounds are soldered to the base of the switch mounting bracket:


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Leo Grassl

 

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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 7:39 pm    
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Got it Tommy thanks. She’s all wired up and OMG this guitar sounds and sustains incredibly well. Wish I didn’t have to give it back
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Tommy Detamore


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Post  Posted 22 Jun 2020 9:47 pm    
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Good deal Leo! They are special guitars. 😊
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