Post by guitarnerdswe on May 2, 2021 12:09:07 GMT -5
So, I'll admit that I actually don't know this one. Basically, this diagram is of an HSS strat. My concern is position 4. Will the black wire of the bridge humbucker leak through the 499k resistor to hot (output of switch), or will all of the signal of said wire take the easy way straight to ground?
1 neck single coil 2 neck & middle single coils 3 middle single coils 4 middle single coil & bridge (split to screw coil) 5 series humbucker
Positions 1-4 have a load resistor attached to load down the single coils a bit.
EDIT: It appears that I mirrored the switch, but I think you'll get the picture.
I think it'll be ok, in position 4, that black gets grounded, which is a path to ground of zero in theory and only a few ohms is practice. So no significant signal will go through the resistor.
Why is it such a number as 499k? Doesn't look like a standard available value.
Will it still work if I put the ground connection on 4 on the left pole, for a pickup that is going to hot? Let's say I want to ground my middle pickup on that same lug for pos 4. Would that give me issues?
Yeah, it's a Music Man with a circuit board. The 499k resistor is on the board (SMD).
not quite following tbat, the M pickup will probably have its cold end permanently grounded anyway. Best to make a diagram.
I see that 499k is indeed a value in the standard 1% series.
This is part of a bigger schematic that uses an 8P5T switch from Eyb, so that's why this one has 5 poles (it's a simplified version). The "new" 5th pole decides if the middle pickup is grounded through Music Mans silent circuit noise reduction system, or goes straight to ground. I did it this way because I want pos 4 to be hum cancelling as well.