Wiring for 362/12 ?

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Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:10 am

Anyone here ever peeked under the hood of a Rickenbacker 362/12 (or 4080, for that matter)? I'm trying to think of how the heck you'd wire one up.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (jps) » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:46 am

I would hope think that both Dave Pascoe and Jason Mendelson would be familiar with this.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (Dom) » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:28 am

I didn't get to look inside the one I tried out back in the day. The neck selector is a two way, one neck or the other. 9 lugs, on/on. The pickups leads go there first on my Danelectro double neck. the leads from the center lugs of the 2 way switch are then wired to the pots & 3 way as normal.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (johnallg) » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:45 pm

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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (Seans) » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:58 pm

I can put a few pic's up of a 362 and a 4080, but as Dom said it's a two way switch one neck or the other, a 3 way with a soldered stop on one side.

Interestingly the 4080 is quite unique ( for a 4001) in the fact it has the blend pot like the guitars.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (doctorwho) » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:41 am

I think that I just came across a crude schematic of my 4080 wiring that I did some time ago and just unearthed in my recent attempts at filing away the accumulated stuff. I will see if I can find it and let you know if I do.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (aceonbass) » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:47 am

I had a schematic of one years ago when I did my custom 3000 doubleneck, and found it useless from a performance point of view. It was either one neck or the other being routed to the same set of controls. I wired each of my necks through it's own controls (VVT), then to a standard Switchcraft right angle 3-way switch, then to the ROS jacks. I can use either or both necks, and don't have to compromise the tone of one neck by having both share the controls. I did have the pickups on each neck going to a selector switch, then to their own master volume and tones, but I find the present wiring more useful. If one wanted to keep the stock guard, they could wire the pickups on each neck right to their own volume and tone controls then, the selector switch, then to the output jacks. Of all the ways to wire these, the stock way is the worst...IMHO.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (Dom) » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:30 pm

^ the Gibson double necks have the 3 way neck selector and I agree it is a much better way to go. I had the Epiphone version years ago and used both on a lot and would tap both necks. Master volume, tone & pickup selector for each neck would be great. The Dano Bari 6 I still have is not very useful as you have to switch the tone knobs around each time you switch necks.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (doctorwho) » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:31 pm

doctorwho wrote:I think that I just came across a crude schematic of my 4080 wiring that I did some time ago and just unearthed in my recent attempts at filing away the accumulated stuff. I will see if I can find it and let you know if I do.


Found it, but it is very crudely drawn.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (craigs63) » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:04 am

Kenny,
I assume you eventually figured this out? If not, I can take pics of mine.
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:10 am

craigs63 wrote:Kenny,
I assume you eventually figured this out? If not, I can take pics of mine.

I think I was considering an alternative to a 362/12 when I posted this. Then I got one. :)
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Re: Wiring for 362/12 ?

Postby (jps) » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:52 am

craigs63 wrote:Kenny,
I assume you eventually figured this out? If not, I can take pics of mine.

You can take pictures anyway. Good to have the resource here for those who may need it, thanks. 8)
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