Post by UnklMickey on Nov 17, 2005 19:31:11 GMT -5
addressing the issue of the tone control switching only:
what you have done here "works", but maintains some of the shortcomings of the original fender design.
now indeed the bridge pickup has a tone cut, using the neck tone control. and just like the original fender configuration, the neck only and the middle only have separate controls.
in fender's configuration, in position 2 (neck + middle) there was an ugly paralleling of the 2 pots. this caused a slight cut dialed in by each of the pots to become a large cut when both are paralleled.
your configuration adds this "feature" to position 4.
you've accoplished some good, but not without cost.
as long as one realizes this limitation and is willing to accept it, this may be an improvement.
IMHO a better way to manage a tone control issue is with a superswitch. -- you can select which control is active in any position.
since there is more than one way to skin a cat, another would be to move the middle tone to the bridge connection on the tone side of the switch.
now you have neck tone for 1 and 2, no tone control for 3, and bridge tone for 4 and 5.
so it's all in what suits one's taste and needs.
i'll vote in the poll if you add an entry that says "only a partial solution"
Last Edit: Nov 17, 2005 19:33:55 GMT -5 by UnklMickey
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