does this look right for a 6-way switch, with the N+B past the neck position, push-pull cap changes for treble and bass?
I didn't check through the rest of your diagram, but the 6-way switch wiring is fine. For the treble bleed switch, just think that, without the switch, the treble bleed would be wired between the wiper of the pot and the CCW lug (the lower one with the pot oriented as it is in your diagram). SO, your switch will simply be switching the treble bleed cap and resistor in/out from between the wiper and the lower lug. In the position with no treble bleed, the switch connects nothing.
I finally got my guitar put back together. Everything functions as it should, right off the bat. On initial listen, the bass roll-off of the PTB circuit isn't as pronounced as I had expected, however, I've only played it at "Person-in-the-next-room-on-a-tele-conference-call" volume levels. I suspect it will be more functional when the amp is moving more air.
I also fully expect my hap-hazard over-shielding might bite me in the butt, but that's an issue for a different day.
Thanks to everyone posting diagrams, checking them, etc. It was all of your work that helped me through this project.
Nice looking job! I wouldn't worry about your shielding, if it's working fine now it should continue to do so.
I think that everyone we've had who has tried the bass-cut scheme has said that the effect is not as dramatic as they had hoped. The expectation is that it will cut bass the same way a regular tone control cuts treble, and it doesn't. That may be why more manufacturers haven't followed G&L's lead.
I did get a chance to play it some more. With more volume, it works much closer to what I expected, and I really like it. I certainly didn't expect it to act like an active shelving EQ one might find in the studio, but others may have and that might be why it's not what they expected. I did find that something is awry with my middle pick-up now. Like it's got a wet blanket over it, in any position that includes the middle pick-up, but it's bright and sparkly in every setting that doesn't have the middle pick-up on. I'm at a loss as to what's causing that. I'll probably play it as is until I get frustrated enough so solve the issue.
Hey everyone. I've got the PTB system installed in my Strat which has regular single-coils. I currently have
250k volume, linear 250k treble cut with .047uF cap, audio 500k bass cut with 1nF cap, audio
I plan on updating the electronics and am curious what effect moving to a 1M pot for the bass cut will have. Will it simply give me more available cut at the lower end of the knob? Would the tone of the guitar when the knob is at 10 remain unchanged?
I'm fairly satisfied with how things are working right now, but if this change will simply give me more range, I can't see how it would hurt.
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2021 17:01:58 GMT -5 by skern49