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    I had a PM about my Freeway Switch wiring so I thought i'd put it in here in case anyone else wants to do this mod.

    Info about the switch is here http://www.freewayswitch.com/

    I used the following diagram for my Wolfgang Special.

    Freeway by Cal Bikemaker, on Flickr

    Here is my shitty soldering job that works.

    IMG_20170429_083558 by Cal Bikemaker, on Flickr

    Where the diagram has multiple point bridged I just put a glob of solder across the points. It all works as expected and is noise free when switching. The volume difference between split and humbuckers is noticeable, but a boost pedal can balance it out. All the soldering is done in the switch cavity, no new wires needed to be run and the switch fits snugly without any routing.

    Here's a few riffs I quickly slapped together just to give you guys an idea of the single coil tones. Never played the Yngwie riff before, it just rolled out while I was dicking around with Unchained.

    The signal chain is Wolf split middle position>Morley Wah Distortion>clean channel Orange TH30. In the loop is a Hall Of Fame mini and a dig delay with a really quick slap. Sometimes it's a little too treble high, but i'm still ironing it out. It'll do until I get a strat! The Yngwie riff is rear single coil, amp gain at about 2 o'clock.

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    Nice playing, and I really like the Stratty "chime" that you got in parts of that SC clip. It's an inspiring mod for sure, and one I'm guessing most Wolfgang owners don't even know about...
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    I'm addicted to the single coil chime at the moment. I play more with that than humbucker tones. Must be the Kotzen man love - lol
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    Here's one for the Wolfgang electronics.

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