Post by sbgodofmetal on Jun 3, 2011 18:28:27 GMT -5
0h just thought of this,to aid in grounding that many caps all one has to do is glue in a small block of wood next to the switch and screw down a washer and ground the caps to it. 0r alternatively just put the washer on the threaded shaft of the switch. (theoretically it should act the same as grounding a cap to a pot as one would in a normal tone circuit.)
It's not really a varitone unless you add an inductor to ground after the caps. I use a Xicon audio transformer. It gives a midrange shelving effect that's perfect for guitar. Also adding a resistor (i.e. 47K) before the caps will enhance the shelving. 47K isn't a critical value, you can use any value suited to your ears
Post by ChristoMephisto on Jun 5, 2011 7:45:03 GMT -5
I have a cap selector in my tele, pretty useful for switching between pup combos. Used bypass,.005,.01,.02,.05,.1 and going to experiment with a 100kb tone pot, on the reasoning you have to roll the tone pot back anyway and 'step it down' to off
Could you work it into a JPLP style wiring to enhance the Broadbucking feature?
Have to agree with Bassxtreme, they need another name for a 'varitone' without an inductor
Post by sbgodofmetal on Jun 5, 2011 9:06:07 GMT -5
There's 3 pots, a rotary, and ye ol' pup toggle. You can how ever replace said pots with push/pulls and coil split/tap, the broadbuckers which is basically all jimi's mods are. But i'd recommend either a bypass on the rotary, or make m.vol' a solo switch, using the tones as your coil split/tap switch's.