07 November 2012

Wiring Diagram: Carvin Custom HH 01


Guitar Moded

Carvin Custom HH

  • HH pickup layout
  • 2 humbuckers
  • 1 volume pot
  • 1 tone pot
  • 1 Schaller Megaswitch E (regular 5-way)

Difficulty Level



  • Provides full humbuckers and split combinations
  • Simple treble bleed mod (just a cap)

Wiring Diagram


This design was guest from some pictures and descriptions of a Charvel Custom.
Pickups are Carvin and follow a different color schema than Seymour Duncan's ones. Additionally, while in SD usually the lead wire is always attached to the slug coil (inner coil), in Carvin it's related to the "top" coil.
This is a tricky design that gave me some headache to figure it out. Tricky but interesting, indeed.

Following combos occur:

1. Neck humbucker
2. Neck split to outer coil (screw)
3. Bridge split to inner coil (slug) in series with Neck split to outer coil (screw)
4. Bridge split to outer coil (screw)
5. Bridge humbucker.

1 comment:

  1. could you convert this to dimarzios using the ibanez SC 5 way switch? that would be awesome...been trying to find this forever


Please, feel free to add your comments.