Piezo/Mag combination questions...jazz box project Nov 16, 2011 14:03:13 GMT -5
Post by 4real on Nov 16, 2011 14:03:13 GMT -5
As a further option for the blender, I could imagine a dual-gang blender with a switch for mono/stereo, and one more buffer module required. Ouputs 1, 2 and 3 are replaced by just two outputs. In mono mode, both of these are the same and get the blended mix, in stereo mode, mag goes to one and piezo the other, and the blend knob now acts like a balance control to fade one up and the other down. But I can’t see a good way to do this that lets you have the full signal level of each into separate outputs when needed, so I have not drawn such.
ps, sad to hear that one of our pollies couldnt take his Fender bass to work at Parliament House today for his weekly jam session, for fear of getting his long thin instrument case exploded by the CIA
No Bass...oh well, it's only 2 days...I didn't even know they had a parliamentarian Jam session...
I'm finding it a little hard to come to terms with the idea that one can't have a fader between outputs...is this not what is in a common stereo?
Perhaps one needs a dual gang volume control reversing for one as the blender...but then perhaps in the centre both would be on 'half volume'...but then how does one make such a control in a stereo speaker system?
Perhaps I will just have to be content with the Hex thing being separate if I want to have master control on the blend or separate P/M outputs. There might even be a performance advantage to being able to do this though not as much as complete control over the volume of the instrument I suspect.
I expect that passive mode to be an 'emergency thing' and that one of these gangs could be switched in to accommodate this for passive mode...perhaps combine it with a power off switch (another aspect that may need to be addressed)
I do think that I will want to be able to have separate out's for each signal, especially for recording situations...but perhaps I have to hear it and through different systems.
My thoughts are that I may well wish to run a stereo system with mag on one side and hex and piezo on the other but with the hex separately processed then recombined...potentially into 3 channels of a PA or recording mixer/interface.
Perhaps to achieve broader aims like this will require an outside box or 'pedal board' that includes the hex power thing.
We do seem to be looking at a few switches...perhaps too many to practically hide if not careful...hiding switches may get tricky given the difficulty getting into the the guitar.
I feel like I should be able to work out at least in some block form what I am wanting to do here so a little frustrating and given the length of time to get parts and all...it would be nice to have a plan...but perhaps it is something that needs to be worked out through some experimentation...I seem to have a lot of parts coming to do just about anything twice over!