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2017 ES- 339 controls explained

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I have a 2017 ES-339 studio but no user manual. Can someone explain the three position switch and 4 knobs. I've tried to figure it out by playing it but the center position on the switch doesn't activate both pups. Maybe it shouldn't?? I need a detailed explaination or user manual if there is one. Thanks

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The middle position SHOULD enable both pups.

 

Try this...

 

With ALL of the controls all the way up (on 10) connected to the amp, and able to hear something out of the git.

 

1. Set the pickup switch DOWN (toward the floor right handed git) and tap the metal cover on the pickups

Which pup makes a sound, the one next to the bridge or the one closer to the neck? (it SHOULD be the pup closest to the bridge)

 

2. Set the pickup switch UP (toward your face, right handed git) and tap the metal cover on the pickups

Which pup makes a sound, the one next to the bridge or the one closer to the neck? (it SHOULD be the pup closest to the neck)

 

 

3. Set the pickup switch in the center position, and tap the metal cover on the pickups

Do both make a sound when tapped?

 

If one and two make a sound AND they are correct, AND you get only one pup in the center position you may have a bad switch.

 

If one and two are NOT correct, perhaps some clown rotated the switch or rewired it, and may have screwed the switch up in the process.

 

PS, the four knobs are standard Gibson wiring.

 

The two closest to the neck are volume controls, the top for the neck and the bottom for the bridge. The two closest to the strap button are tone controls, bottom for bridge, top for neck pups.

Edited by gnappi

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Also, when pickup switch is in the MIDDLE position (both pups), turn EITHER volume knob off disables BOTH pups. This is kinda like a master volume feature.

Edited by gampadoug

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Thanks guys. It seems all is well. The middle position on the switch puts the volume pots in series. When they are set equally the bridge pup is hotter than the neck pup. But I think it is a hotter pup anyway. It's working fine after I figured a few things out. Thanks

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Thanks guys. It seems all is well. The middle position on the switch puts the volume pots in series. When they are set equally the bridge pup is hotter than the neck pup. But I think it is a hotter pup anyway. It's working fine after I figured a few things out. Thanks

 

Adjust the pickup heights, lower the bridge and raise the neck to your liking.

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