I found it was nicer than simple coil cut on the bridge pickup, but I prefered the full coil cut on the neck. The second sound sample on that thread demonstrates it, although I dont have a direct comparison to a single bridge coil
Also, how is this different from what we have called the "half out-of-phase" mod?
Well, now that yew has so kindly bumped the Half Out of Phase thread I can answer that question. Here's the module from that thread:
This is meant to go across one of a parallel pair of pickups. When it's flipped toward the top lugs everything is normal. Flip toward the bottom, and you get the pickup out of phase and with a series capacitor, which will cut bass from that one pickup. Since these lowest frequencies are the ones most likely to cancel in an OoP situation, removing them from one pickup should allow those from the other to come through without being cancelled. The higher frequencies will have that comb filtering effect we expect from OoP. So it would still be kind of weird, just not as thin as the standard POoP.
This won't work so well when the two pickups are in series, since the cap would then be in series with both, cutting bass from both, and sort of mooting the point.
I can accomplish this with my Rick by putting the Mode switch to POoP and flipping on the Strangle switch. I'll give it a try here sometime after I scrape the blood off of it. (Yes, I'm that lazy!)
BTW - My Rick does broadbucker of several different sorts between it's two SCs, it's not exactly the same as when done between the two coils of an HB, but I posted sample intended to show the different forms over in the Sound Samples a while back.
wolf, I think your version of yew's diagram should indicate where the + and - outputs are. It's an attempt at the broadbucker thing, but it's a bit weird. It looks to me like it lets the highs from the bridge pickup bypass the neck via the one cap but then shunts them to ground via the other. If the two were of different values, it might work to some extent, but I don't really see the point.
Post by roadtonever on Apr 27, 2011 12:28:35 GMT -5
My noob-ish question boring to you guys? I realize my question wasn't very clear in the first place. I want to use a DPDT 'on-on-on' or 'on-off-on' to switch between two different cap values and bypass for the broadbucker function. Has this been drawn? If not could someone tell me which wires and leads go to which lugs, please?
OK, I think this is what you're after, RTN. It's a DPDT Center On switch, the blue arrows on the switch show the internal connections in the center position. With the switch "up", you get the bypass, normal HB. With the switch "down", you get one coil through cap #1; with the switch in the center, you get the same coil through 2 caps in series.
Cap values are "season to taste".
Anyway, I'm throwing this up for discussion more than anything else, but I think it will work. OTOH, consider my track record!