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Overview

The Toggle Switch Hub serves as a central connection point for XR pickup systems incorporating 3-way toggle switches, like those found on classic LP (and T-style) instruments. The switch, pickups, battery, jack, ground and controls are all routed to the Toggle Switch hub using solderless connections to simplify the installation process. The versatile design of the hub allows for connection of 2 XR Active Series pickups (2 Quads, 2 Duals or 1 of each) and numerous control configurations including:

  • 1-Vol 1-Tone
  • 1-Vol 2-Tone
  • 2-Vol 2-Tone
  • 1-Vol + Resonant Filter

Note: The Toggle Switch Hub is compatible with the XR Active Series pickup systems only.

I. General Cabling Guide

For this installation guide, the connection of several components to the hub, namely the pickups, battery connector, output jack, string ground wire, resonant filter and toggle switch will be shown in several, easy to follow steps.

A. Toggle Switch Hub Pin Configuration:

ToggleSwitchB. Pickup Cable Wiring

STEP 1: Connect the bridge pickup (PU2) cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation. Also, take note of the position of the shunt in the Power Switch).

WiringSTEP1STEP 2: Now, connect the neck pickup (PU1) cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below. Again, remember to use the small molded triangle for the proper orientation.

WiringSTEP2FINISH: The final configuration should be as shown in the picture below:

WiringSTEP2FV

C. Battery Connector Wiring

STEP 1: Connect the battery cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation).

WiringSTEP3FINISH: The final configuration should be as shown in the picture below:WiringSTEP3FV

D. Output Jack Wiring

STEP 1: Connect the output jack cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: again, use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation. Also, take note of the position of the shunt placed in BYP | OUT)

WiringSTEP4FINISH: The final configuration should be as shown in the picture below: WiringSTEP4FV

E. Grounding

STEP 1: Connect the string ground cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: again, use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation and the position of the shunt).

WiringSTEP5Ver2

FINISH: The final configuration should be as shown in the picture below: WiringSTEP5FV

F. Resonant Filter Wiring

IMPORTANT: For the resonant filter wiring, the placement of the shunt will be changed from BYP | OUT to OUT | FX  as the image below:

Shunt-PlacementSTEP 1: Connect the resonant filter cable (4-pin, short) cable header to the first component of the resonant filter (filter Q/resonance) as shown below (NOTE: use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation).

WiringSTEP6STEP 2: Now, connect the resonant filter cable (4-pin, short) cable header to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below. Again, use small molded triangle as reference for proper orientation (NOTE: notice the position of the shunt on OUT| FX).

WiringSTEP7STEP 3: Next, connect another resonant filter cable (4-pin, short) header to the other component of the resonant filter (frequency) as shown below:

WiringSTEP8STEP 4: Lastly, connect the remaining end of the resonant filter cable (4-pin, short) to the first resonant filter control (filter Q/resonance) as shown in the picture below:

WiringSTEP9FINISH: The final configuration of the resonant filter system should be as shown below:

WiringSTEP9FV

F. Toggle Switch Wiring

STEP 1: Connect the wires of the 3-way toggle switch to the terminal box and hold them in place by tightening the screws as shown in the picture below:

WiringSTEP10FINISH: The final configuration should be as shown in the picture below:

WiringSTEP10FV

II. Configurations Guide

A. 1 Volume 1 Tone

Shunt configuration:

ToggleSwitch1STEP 1: For the volume control, connect the volume control cable (3 pin, medium length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference to the proper orientation).

ConfigSTEP1STEP 2: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the volume control. Again, use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference for the proper orientation.

ConfigSTEP2STEP 3: Now, for the tone control, connect the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the tone control as shown below:

ConfigSTEP3STEP 4: Now, connect the other end of the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the volume control as shown in the picture below:ConfigSTEP4FINISH: The final configuration of the 1 Volume 1 Tone system should be as follows: ConfigSTEP4FV

B. 1 Volume 2 Tone

Shunt configuration:

ToggleSwitch1STEP 1: For the volume control, connect the volume control cable (3 pin, medium length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference to the proper orientation).

ConfigSTEP1STEP 2: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the volume control. Again, use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference for the proper orientation.ConfigSTEP2STEP 3: Now, for the tone control for PU1 (Neck Pickup), connect the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below:

ConfigSTEP5STEP 4: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the tone control as the picture below:ConfigSTEP6STEP 5: Next, for the tone control for PU1 (bridge Pickup), connect the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below:

ConfigSTEP7STEP 6: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the tone control as shown in the picture below: ConfigSTEP8FINISH: The final configuration of the 1 Volume 2 Tone system should be as follows: ConfigSTEP8FV

C. 2 Volume 2 Tone

Shunt configuration:

ToggleSwitch2STEP 1: For the volume control for PU1 (Neck Pickup), connect the volume control cable (3 pin, medium length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (NOTE: use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference to the proper orientation).

ConfigSTEP9STEP 2: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the volume control. Again, use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference for the proper orientation.  ConfigSTEP9BSTEP 3: Now, for the first tone control, connect the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the tone control as shown below:

ConfigSTEP3STEP 4: Now, connect the other end of the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the volume control as shown in the picture below: ConfigSTEP4STEP 5: For the volume control for PU2 (Bridge Pickup), connect the volume control cable (3 pin, medium length) to the Toggle Switch Hub as shown below (REMINDER: Always make sure to use the small molded triangle seen in the picture as reference for the proper orientation).

ConfigSTEP10STEP 6: Now, connect the other end of the cable to the volume control. Again, use the small molded triangle highlighted in the picture as reference for the proper orientation.ConfigSTEP9BSTEP 7: Now, for the second tone control, connect the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the tone control as shown below:

ConfigSTEP3STEP 8: Now, connect the other end of the tone control cable (2 pin short length) to the volume control as shown in the picture below: ConfigSTEP4FINISH: The final configuration for the 2 Volume 2 Tone system should be as shown in the picture below:

ConfigSTEP10FV