Post by michaelcbell on Aug 18, 2007 6:39:59 GMT -5
First off, I'm quite respectful of your work on dummy coils and will help where I can. Secondly, I"m not quite sure what I'm looking at here. Obviously there's a coil and what seems to be a switch, but exactly how it works is eluding me. Assuming that the switch in the picture is your DPDT and is used to select or deselect the dummy coil, you do have a hanging hot when the coil is 'off'. Given that the switch is a DPDT, you've got the ability to remove that problem by connecting as follows:
Given that the switch lugs are numbered in the following fashion: 1 4 2 5 3 6
Connect lugs 1 and 4 with a jumper "from selector switch" goes to lug 2 "output" goes to lug 5 the coil start connects to lug 3 and the end to lug 6
Do that and all your hanging hot problems will disappear.
Post by michaelcbell on Aug 18, 2007 10:05:59 GMT -5
From your other post, gunther, I noticed you said that your tone seems a bit less "exciting" with the dummy in the mix. I have little experience with dummy coils (ok, none) but if you inserted the coil in parallel instead of series you might mitigate that effect, though automatic dummy selection might prove a bit more difficult.