Post by ChristoMephisto on Aug 2, 2009 19:44:01 GMT -5
I was planning on using a variation of the wiring schem for the Strat w/2 volume controls guitarnuts2.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=schem&action=display&thread=3157 and noticed something that didn't make sense to me. When the S/P is in parallel, the bridge's ground, volume pot and tone cap connect to hard ground. When series sw is pulled, all the above three connect to the output of the neck/mid pot (series). Shouldn't the pot and tone cap stay at hard ground and the bridge's negative connect to the output of the n/m vol. pot? Altho it might connect to ground via the n/m pot opposite side of the pot.
On my circuits, I make the whole pickup/volume/tone into a block and put it in series or parallel with the other similar block, for the other pickup. It means that each pickup has its own independent controls in series mode. So you can have just a bit of neck in series with bridge, for example. Also, if you have seperate tone controls, you can turn the neck tone down, which also actually lets more highs from the bridge through. Its versatile, so I think its better than the Gibson version, although you have to turn both volumes down if you want overall reduced volume. Note the treble bleed is very important for getting the mixed tones
Post by ChristoMephisto on Aug 2, 2009 23:03:34 GMT -5
That sorta makes sense. I've tried series wiring with two pots, and it sounded like crap when one of the pots was rolled back. Guess thats why most series wiring doesn't involve the second volume pot, and wire it directly to the pup's negative cause they don't know this little trick of yours. I'll be able to start rewiring it first thing in the morning ;D
any chance a 'free neck on' but for the bridge? That way you could have all three in parallel or bridge n neck