Post by michaelcbell on Jun 28, 2007 5:54:08 GMT -5
Without a significant amount of investigation, my preliminary results are: yes, you can eliminate the 4th switch, but why? That is the switch that switches from series to parallel, which is something you've listed above that you want. If you eliminate it, you can still have series and parallel, but you won't have any way to turn off any of the pups (all three will be on at all times, just in series or parallel).
Post by michaelcbell on Jun 28, 2007 9:57:57 GMT -5
I understand you intent now, but I'm not sure if there's anything here that already accomplishes that. Check out the Schematics section, in addition, some of the vets may give thier input. If neither of those return favorable results, I'll be glad to try to figure something out for you, but let's see what's out there first.
Post by Runewalker on Jun 28, 2007 10:33:08 GMT -5
....i dont like the idea of a 4th switch but i do like the 3 individual switches controlling the pups....
...from the pups have a switch on all three pups that control phase a on/on switch where there just in phase or out of phase
then to to 3 more switches that are wired ser/off/par
then out to a single tone and single vol controls
the second row of switches would let me turn them off
This: "... then to to 3 more switches that are wired ser/off/par..." is a little confusing. By referencing the "TM", a 3 single coil Strat mod, it makes it sound like you want to mod a 3 single coil Strat. However the type of switching function you describe is normally seen only on humbuckers -- the more frequent array is DPDT-On-On-On that does Local Series/Single/Parallel.
Consider looking at John Hewitts TM-II on the Schematics board since it will get all arrays you want without the ... what .. 6 or 7 minis you propose. Doesn't the notion of 6 switches conflict with the statement: "....i dont like the idea of a 4th switch..."". Maybe I am just not understanding where you are trying to go.
If you absolute can't stand PPs, and you may (or may not) have a high tolerance for abundant minis, then replace the OoP PP with another mini. That would make 5 minis.
Post by michaelcbell on Jun 28, 2007 12:10:56 GMT -5
ok, I've worked something out, but it will require 3 DP3T switches (a specific kind of DPDT on-on-on that's relatively difficult to find). One thing to note is that this design is series defaulted, which basically means you'll get two pups in series if one is on in parallel and one is on in series. It also means you won't be able to get combinations like N+(MxB) or M+(NxB) where + is parallel and x is series. It will be able to do combinations like Nx(M+B) and Bx(N+M). If you're interested, let me know and I'll try to get it drawn up and posted.
Post by michaelcbell on Jul 3, 2007 7:50:23 GMT -5
I haven't inserted the phasing or volume/tone, but this is the basic switching concept. Take a look and see if you understand what's going on. A quick run-down: 1: the blue arrows indicate what connections are made in the middle position (remember that this isn't a 'standard' on/on/on switch) 2: the right-most set of lugs on each switch 'turns on' the series bus since otherwise you'd have dead spots.
The phase switches and volume/tone are very standard - take a look around and you'll find many examples. If you're having trouble, I can point you in the right direction. (Fishing is)