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Eric Johnson and “Virginia.”

Dig the details of the shredder’s iconic guitar and recreate EJ’s wiring.

Hello, and welcome back to Mod Garage! You’ve probably heard about Eric Johnson’s passion for the smallest and oddest details when it comes to guitars and tone. There is a longstanding urban legend that EJ is able to hear what type of battery is used in his stompboxes and how long his guitar cables are. Regardless of whether or not that’s true, it speaks to his reputation that he really cares about his tone, down to the smallest details.

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Photo 1 shows the 4PDT switching matrix design for the "up" position, which will put the pickups half out-of-phase.

Image courtesy of singlecoil.com

We've discussed full out-of-phase and half out-of-phase pickup switching. Here's a wiring for those who want it all in one switch.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. After exploring the half out-of-phase pickup option several times in the past, there was a lot of interest, and I received a lot of emails from readers about it. A lot of you asked for a multi-phase switch to have all possible options at the ready and today we'll bring it all together. You asked for it, and the Mod Garage delivers!

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