Epiphone Nighthawk ST3 wiring diagram URGENT help required
Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:00 AM
Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:21 AM
were you able to figure out the wiring? I just picked up a used st3 myself in pretty sad shape electronically.
I am going to do some digging and probably tear the whole thing apart and start from scratch... probably add a second tap switch for the neck miniHB and see what happens.
If you want, I will diagram it out and I can send you a copy when I get it drawn up... I am going to wire it similar to an Ibanez Prestige that I just rewired, with the addition of the taps. I can honestly say that that was/is the best sounding guitar I have heard lately... I wish it were mine...
I'd recommend changing out the stock 5-way if you can though, if yours is like mine then it is pretty pathetic.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:24 PM
That's a good schematic drawing but it's not easy follow, because the switches
are not shown in a physical representation of the switch..only the contacts
for that switch.
Here's one from GIBSON. You will need the magnifier tool in your browser to
expand it more clearly, as the reduced schematic isn't as clear as it could be.
Might be easier to follow if he still has the original switches, as in the Gibson
3 p-up version. Finding your way around the 5 way selectors can be a be quite
a challenge if you haven't done this before.
An ohmeter is a must in this kind of wiring.
2005 Epi LP Custom
1995 Epi Joe Pass
2006 Epi Broadway Elitist
and some other guitars
Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:09 AM
The HSH + 5 way + push-pull is a good place to start for the ST3. It's not going to give you the exact factory ST3 switching pattern but by examining the diagrams and using your multimeter (or by trial and error if you don't have one) you can customize it to your taste.