Post by good_samaritane on Jun 21, 2006 19:20:57 GMT -5
Hi again m.
I read your message. As I tell in the diagram post it is a bit tricky, but works fine.
One thing that helps a bit if you can't understand the diagram is to draw the 3 possible diagrams independently as if the switch wasn't there.
In the position 1 the switch wires all the connection as in the Strat standard wiring, in the second position just the middle pickup is connected to the "pickup side" of the mixer, the neck pickup is connected to the D terminal, so it will be selected when the mixer is on the positions 1, 2, 4 and 5, that won't give "death positions" with no output and the bridge pickup is set in series with the output; on the 3rd position the BRIDGE (not the NECK) pickup is set to a special PICKUP-ON that gives the combos N+B and N+M+B and keep the M, M+B and B standard modes.
Of course, I've supossed you are going to replace one of the tone controls with the switch to keep the stock appearance, so I've rewired the new tone control to be a master tone control.
Just one more thing: I made a similar (not equal) mod to my Strat last January and you will love the "BRIDGE-ON Special" wiring and probably you'll soon forget that the rotary switch has a "1" position.
...go to bed, the night is young...
...a 250K log push/push pot?, what's that?, are you joking?...
Post by p_world_visitor on Jun 23, 2006 17:54:06 GMT -5
I orient the switch with the ABC connection side (pickup standard connection side) up on the diagram, but it doesn't matter too much as the stock mixer is "electrically" simetric, if you don't remove the mixer from the pickguard the correct connection will be to put the ABC tabs looking to the nearest cavity wall.
And YES, the pot's (both) can be linnear if you like their behavior. Any value from 250K up to 500K will be fine.
And YES, you can be the first to use this mod if you do it soon. Many people visits these pages.
Thanks Chesh, it is an open design and this is a modders forum. What more do you need?
What does the mixer output in the first drawing connect to? I'm considering using this with 3 humbuckers.
Fortunately JLB left a bunch of notes scattered all over the image, so we can answer your question thus: connect the "mixer output" to the Yellow terminal (lower left of the four) in the center of the mixer switch (the 4P3T jobbie).
BTW, we never got final confirmation that this was finished, so you're now elected to be The Official Guinea Pig! ;D
It would help if had actually read the whole thing. I did not see that. I win for oldest thread revival! Yeah - I win win win. I never win and I'm at a loss... It is on my agenda for the HHH electric 12 string.
I need to make some diagrams... how are they accomplished - that is probably already in another thread somewhere... I have 3 of these rotarys