So I was browsing around Reverb and I saw a fairly odd guitar among their listings:
Its control layout is described as such: "The Maton GE500 is equipped with two Maton humbuckers with independent volume and tone (labeled "Treble"), an out-of-phase switch for the neck pickup [attached to pickup ring], master volume, 3-way pickup selection, 3-way lead/rhythm circuit, and an active bridge piezo pickup - labeled "A.H.F. Control". The 3-way lead/rhythm circuit works whereby each position hits the master volume; the "up" position adds a high-end rolloff (rhythm), the "down" position has no filter (lead), and the middle position sees the master volume as either full off or full on, with no 1-9 in between."
I was wondering if their are any diagrams available for this type of thing. I would normally do it myself, but I have no idea how the rythmn and lead circuit (especially the middle position) work.
Maton is, I believe, an Australian brand. One of our Aussie members may have more info. I have a visual based upon the description, right up to the point about the "master Volume" control- that part wasn't very clear. It seems by the description that the "master volume" is actually a rotary switch, with various resistance settings and one setting that bypasses the other V and T controls for lead work.
Post by christopher on Jul 4, 2017 18:38:33 GMT -5
I understood the master volume as similar to what Gretsch uses, but when you have the second toggle switch into the middle position it turns the master volume into a knob that has 10 as 100% volume, and 1-9 as 0% volume. The only way I think they can do this is to make the master volume have two pots, one with a normal volume taper, and one have a taper that is all or nothing. Basically turning the volume into a "rotary killpot".