Last Updated on August 28, 2020 by Hervé Senni
The Guitar Wiring Blog is an old established site where I picked lots of diagram when I started modifying guitars.
Sometimes just is best. This is what you can think of when looking at the Music Man Axis or some Charvel guitars. The MM Axis is a two-pickup guitar with a simple 3-way toggle switch and a potentiometer volume. This is perfectly fine if all you want is a clear, unambiguous signal – especially if your guitar is made of good quality wood and has some nice pickups.
This is the schematic for this type of ax:
I used the color code of the DiMarzio pickup (as in the axis).
There is an SPDT (3-pole) 3-way switch.
What does this simple wiring mean for your guitar tone? Compared to some typical two- or three-pot configurations, this one cuts off much less treble from the signal. It means a distinct, fairly light tone.
It’s great for screaming solos and crispy rhythm riffs. Eddie Van Helen and George Lynch really like this configuration of the guitar electronics controls.
I also recommend it for those of you who don’t use the clay pot often. Perhaps with this simple single pot wiring you can get more beautiful things out of the wood and the pickups of your guitar.