Post by UnklMickey on Nov 22, 2005 21:41:09 GMT -5
yup, they're the same animal, different values on the tone caps, and toss in a split switch (but that split is done as poorly as possible).
so back to matters at hand.
3 choices come to mind:
1 change to a single volume control (quit slammin' your fist on the table - i'm just kidding).
2 wire the pots "backwards" -- causes a pickup to lose treble when it's volume is turned down, but other one is not affected if the other volume is up.
3 add a 47k or 100k resistor from the wiper of each pot to the selector switch. -- i expect this to reduce volume and tone interaction, but may cause some treble loss with high capacitance (cheap) cables. this will be a beta test -- are you interested?
there is another way but it gets pricey: get two pre-amps (one for each pup) and mix the outputs together. best of both worlds, but in addition to cost, you have to shoe-horn the thing in somewhere. and of course now you need batteries.
"Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver. " -- Steve Hopton
"some people say happiness is just a State of mind...................... i think it should be a whole freakin' Country!" -- unklmickey
I would like to try this first, and then go on to your 2nd and 3rd options, if that doesn't work out.
As I said, I'm electronically challenged, and don't really understand similarities and differences between all the diagrams and options at hand. So it will be a matter of just jumping in and trying them out for me and then listen to the results.
Thanks so much your efforts, time and patience.
p.s. I'm working in the cavity of an Epi SG, so preamps will probably not be an option, and, yes, too pricey for the ~US$220 cost of the gtar...