So I've got Ann Margaret, a PRS S2 that I modified and love, but she's expensive and heavy, so I needed a practice axe. Viola, a light, 6# 13 Oz axe I added Schaller locks to (like everything). Oh and I changed the pups here to Bare Knuckles as well: A Mule in the Neck just can't be beat in my book, and an Abraxas in the bridge, again installed backwards. I will detour here and add that this came from Deaf Eddie's ES modification where he splits both neck and bridge coils and creates a single humbucker pair from them both. This is key to more quack from a Les Paul-type axe. Now this pickup combo was made a bit hotter at the bridge on purpose because she's lighter and doesn't have the sustain of the S2. And then there's the issue of the single volume & tone knobs, that just wouldn't do, so I had my local luthier add another tone knob hole and route out the back of the 3-way so I could put in a rotary 5-way and wiring modifications like on the S2. This one duplicates the sounds most often used on Ann Margaret with Bourns 500K push pulls on both tone knobs and .022 orange caps. She goes neck parallel & series with that tone knob, and the bridge knob splits the Abraxas' coil. The 5 way switches from neck and bridge pups only at the extremes, and also covers single coil bridge, as well as in phase and out of phase.
I purchased the wiring schematic from Guitar Electronics, an online shop that publishes many wiring schemes that do work, however, the one they sent me didn't have the in and out of phase wiring completed. They didn't extend the neck signal to positions 2 or 3, nor the ground on these in positions 2-4 on the neck side. Buyer beware. Otherwise this axe is solid and is handling Roto purples (.012-.052's) with no problems staying in tune.