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I need to know how the five way switch works. I don't know which switch position turns on which pick ups.

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In a guitar with 3 pickups a 5 way switch works like this. With the switch all the way forward( towards the tuning pegs) the pickup closest to the tuning pegs or end of the neck is completely on ( if your volume control is all the way on). The next position (moving away from the tuning pegs or neck) is a combination of the neck pickup and the middle pickup. The third position moving away from the neck is completely the middle pickup. The fourth position is a combination of the middle pickup and the bridge ( where the strings are fastened) and the fifth position is completely the bridge.

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