The mustang switches are simple on/off switches which control the direction of current flow through the pickup it is positioned above.
switch in middle (off) position:
switch in back (towards bridge) position:
switch in forward (towards neck) position:
both pickups on:
0– 0– or –0 –0
both pickups on, out of phase with eachother:
0– –0 or –0 0–
All the combinations:
-0- -0- both pickups off -0- 0-- neck pickup on (back) -0- --0 neck pickup on (forward) 0-- -0- bridge pickup on (back) 0-- 0-- both pickups on, inphase 0-- --0 both pickups on, out of phase --0 -0- bridge pickup on (forward) --0 0-- both pickups on, out of phase --0 --0 both pickups on, in phase
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is this written for a left-handed mustang? on my guitar the bridge is to the right and the neck is to the left so for example:
i thought -0- 0– was a bridge pickup on (forward), but you have that is is a neck pickup on (back).
so basically, the way I’ve been explained it by a repair technician is that for a right-handed Mustang X is the neck pick-up and O is the bridge pick-up:
X – O
can you please explain this further or correct me if i’m wrong.
I’m guessing this is taken from looking at the guitar in front of you, not from playing position.