Hi Guys, It’s Telecaster Building this week. I’ve got three going on simultaneously. I get this idea on how to simplify a PTB system for a Telecaster. I don’t like my 3 pot PTB because I have to use a dime size in the middle. Plus I don’t think it sounds great on a 4-Way. So, I come up with this idea for a 2 control PTB using a concentric and a 3-Way. Maybe it’s been done before, I dunno. I just started building. All confident and what not, I get it built, hook it up, and the bass cut doesn’t work. I’m sitting here looking at it cross eyed and I can’t see my error. I’m hoping the Angels will see my flub.
I knew that something still wasn't right.... The input and output wires on your Bass pot need to be reversed. What's happening now, even in your revised version, is that the input is in series with the Treble, and that's not right - the input for each should be shared. Simply reversing the wires to the two outer lugs will do the job.
The "downside" here is, of course, the rotation will become reversed. This has been discussed before, in other threads, and it boils down to what the user will stand for. But the way you have it now, the interaction between the three pots will be.... interesting, to say the least. I have to say, if the user wants it this way, warts and all, then who am I to pee in their Cheerios?
Rule #1: All Lives Are Final. Make sure that the life you have just been issued is appropriate for your needs, before departing the womb.
Rule #2: In case you don't like the life you have, see Rule #1.
Retread and Sumgai🥰, and Ash 😂 Thanks for all your help with this. I can make a Strat PTB or 4 control PTB (with Midrange) just fine. I got confused with the concentric pot. Visually and “Diagramatically”. But your help - helps me immeasurably as this harness is the “bomb” in a Tele. I’m putting it in a Quilted maple that I will post pics of for you guys. I plan on this Tele PTB Harness being a frequent flier. As always, you guys are my angels. I will post the final schematic for others to use.