5-Way Double Wafer 4-Pole Super Switch (Outside Terminals)
The new improved Oak Super Switch by Electroswitch lets you wire guitars in imaginative ways not possible with our other 5-way switches. It's a special 4-pole switch with six lugs per pole (one common and one each for the five lever positions. This gives you unparalleled control over pickup and coil selection.
This switch has been redesigned by Kent Armstrong except with tabs turned outward for easy access while soldering. This does make the room required for installation approximately 1/4 of an inch more than the version with the tabs turned inward. The added terminals and double wafer allows a level of flexibility and control that is not possible with traditional lever switches. Now you have the option of coil cuts, series/parallel combinations, phase reversal and more.
Terminal assignment: There are a total of 24 solder terminals (lugs) on this switch. The switch is divided into four separate circuits, or poles, and each pole has six lugs. Lug 0 is the common which is connected to other lugs depending on the lever's position. The five other terminals on each pole correspond to the five positions of the switch. Lug #1 = position 1, Lug #2 = position 2, etc.
Many lever switches use the commons as outputs for the switch, but with this switch this is not necessarily going to be the case. The commons of this switch can be used to connect pickups together in ways not possible with other switches. This is an important concept to understand when designing custom wiring for this switch.