Post by melodicbass on Sept 6, 2011 1:49:50 GMT -5
I found many very good diagrams, but not for my particular set up.. I'll try to keep it short. Current toggle:DPDT 2-way (On-On) 2 Output jacks. One to a bass rig the other to a guitar rig. Set up: Guitar/Stratocaster: DiMarzio with 1 volume, 1 tone and a 3-way selector. (already pre-wired on a separate pickguard waiting to be transferred to the double neck) Bass/Jazz: Bartolini Hum cancelling single coils with John Eastman volume/volume and active EQ.
I need a wiring diagram (for dummies)to switch necks and ''short'' the "hot" lead while I'm playing the other neck, so I won't have a hum problem with an open lead hanging on the unused output.
ie: when playing bass, the guitar lead is shorted and when playing guitar, the lead is shorted...
How do I "short" the unused "hot" leads at the toggle when playing the other neck?
I've NEVER done this before, never wired anything more than 2 or 3 wires before and any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I would suggest wiring each half directly to their respective jacks, as if they were completely seperate instrumentms then add a dpdt toggle as shown, to short out one or other.
A couple of points:
I'm not sure if its normal with such a double-neck, but it seems to me that it would be worth having the ground connections to each half seperate, no contact at all between bass and guitar. That way you can plug into seperate amps with no fear of ground loops.
if you would like to have a centre option of both necks active, use an on-off-on toggle, with the same diagram. Then you could let a bass string ring while you noodle something on the guitar.
JohnH has already got you covered answer-wise, the only thing I have to add is that, as a newbie, I always got confused because the lever on the toggle "flips" the opposite direction from the contacts being made. Lever "up" means lower contacts, and vice versa. JohnH's diagram correctly shows this, just be aware that's how these switches work.
You will of course want to orient the switch such that it flips towards the bass for the bass, towards the guitar for guitar. So be aware when you wire it. With a toggle, you can always rotate it into position, but only if you've left sufficient slack in the wires.
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