Post by ijustwannastrat on Dec 20, 2010 22:38:03 GMT -5
I'm sure I read it somewhere here, and that's why I thought of it, but why not just have a 5 position lever switch be the volume selection? There must be a way to fudge the 2 and 4 position to have a volume between 1 and 3, and 3 and 5.
Yet Another Edit: I actually looked at the super switch (I was too busy adoring that six-speed), and it seems like that switch will do EXACTLY what I want. It would be nice to figure out a way to quickly switch resistors around to test out a couple of variations.
Hell, with the 5-way being used as a volume, why not put a blend pot in as a pickup selector? push-pull mid-on? This is getting nutty!
For Edit's Sake: Additionally, you could put VERY small capacitor/resistor combos in there for treble bleed, right?
This was actually part of the topic of my first ever post on this board. That thread got long and weird and I never actually implemented the stepped attenuator in my Strat.
My Rickenbacker, though, uses DP5T rotary switches for V (Sw4, Sw5) and T (Sw2, Sw3). The way I've got it, with a "no load" and an "off" as well as a "10" on each switch, there ends up only being 2 in-between positions, but how many do you really need?
The easiest way to figure your values might be to hook it up with a pot, find the places you think you want and measure the value at each of these places. I just looked at a graph of resistance and made estimates. Or, you could do the math...
The standard 5-way, which is actually a DP3T switch, won't work well for this, but the Superswitch will.
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2010 14:16:18 GMT -5 by ashcatlt
Post by ijustwannastrat on Dec 22, 2010 13:13:44 GMT -5
I thought about using rotary switches, but I have always found that they switch tough. I always thought of switching volume as on-the-run, so the lever-style would be much quicker to switch. I've personally become rather quick at switching puppies on my strat, so to switch it around as a volume on a 2HB guitar could be beneficial.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how to do the treble bleed. Should I try to do a different value of treble bleed for each volume, or just a general bleed that is applied to each setting? I'm paying $20 for the switch anyways, I might as well use the extra terminals...
Having said that, the NutzHaus has really improved my view of the world. Rather than having empty terminals, and extra switches laying around, I feel the compulsion to add push-pulls and DPDT's everywhere. "Yes, we could have a Series/Parallel switch, but we could have that AND a phase switch, neck on, and free woman tone with a stereo output that's buffered incase you use too many pedals" And yes, this is a GOOD thing.