The Seymour Duncan HyperSwitch uses Bluetooth technology to connect to their app. This allows guitarists to access potentially hundreds of pickup wiring configurations from the custom 5-way switch.
Seymour Duncan’s HyperSwitch could very well be a game-changer for tone chasers. This active 5-way blade switch is compatible with most passive pickups. Including single-coil and humbucking pickups.
The custom switch talks to the accompanying app via Bluetooth and allows players to design, store, and recall custom pickup configurations. Allowing for potentially hundreds of permutations from a three-humbucker setup.
The app allows users to split pickup coils, reverse polarity and also assign pickups to any position on the five-way blade switch. And all without having to open your guitar and rewire the pickups. Which could be a time saver for a lot of guitarists, especially if you don’t enjoy soldering.
HyperSwitch runs on a standard 9V battery which must be above 60% power to reliably connect to the app. This isn’t a massive issue for many guitarists and it would still be easier to change a battery once in a while. Rather than having to rewire a guitar to change pickup configurations.
I like the idea and am looking forward to seeing and hearing these in action. The system also looks very easy to install which makes it very appealing.
MSRP – USD 149
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