so i just replaced my bridge pickup in my mexican strat with a dimarzio hs-2. i added a push-pull volume put and set up coil tapping. ive noticed hardly a diffence in sound. probably because its a vertical humbucker.
i also modded my guitar to have the bridge and middle in series or the neck and middle in series.
im wondering what else i could use the push pull vol pot for. any ideas?
That inductor is a rather common value, 1.5Henries. This is most easily achieved by simply using half of an audio transformer, and indeed, the modification shown above the one under discussion (titled 'Midrange Modification') calls for just that, a TL-021.
oh duh of corse. but what does "original tone cap" mean. do you solder off the cap on the tone pot and put it on the switch?
Essentially, yes, you use your original tone capacitor, moving to this new location. You can change the value, of course, if you wish to experiment. There's nothing magical about retaining the old cap, but by the same token, you aren't required to go out and buy a new tone capacitor, if you don't want to/are happy with your current tonality/are broke and can't afford it.
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i thought about that but im not sure how to go about doing that. how would u do it? any specific wiring you have. sorry im a noob at this kinda stuff.
edit: would there be any way to have a phase switch that would put the bridge pickup out of phase with the neck pickup? would i need to add another switch so i could get the bridge in parallel with the neck? i heard some people use their middle position on thier strat to do this. or is there a way to do it with just 1 switch?
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2009 21:18:12 GMT -5 by mafew129
im think of making my push pull pot a phase switch. is it even worth it to do if im going to put the bridge and middle pickups out of phase? i heard that the close the pickups are the less output there is.
is it even worth it to do if im going to put the bridge and middle pickups out of phase? i heard that the close the pickups are the less output there is.
True. OOP will generally work better with N and B rather than the middle for just this reason. But some folks like the mid and bridge out of phase, it's really a matter of preference. And the loweroutput just means you need to crank in some more volume at the amp- unless it's already at "11"!
If you used the push/pull to put the bridge out of phase, and switched the neck and middle pups as Ashcatlt suggested, this would give you the choice of either N+B OOP or M+B OOP.