Help! Pickup Select Switch wiring diagram
I'm trying to put together a wiring diagram for series / parallel / neck / bridge, two volume pots and a tone.
I've found a few diagrams on TB but I'm finding it difficult to connect them together to do what I want.
This is my attempt
and I am pretty sure that the way the selector links up to the volumes is wrong, but I'm not entirely sure how it should be.
Any help would be welcomed! Thanks!
Your terminals are not labelled.
Updated original link too.
I'm going to take my bass along to a local shop next week that seem to do more wiring and mods than they do selling kit but I'm still keen to give it a go myself too.
I'll post a diagram when I have time.
Thanks! I'm really getting lost with the merging of diagrams as I'm not sure what inputs and outputs are what.
Bump! Thinking about trying this out at the weekend if I've got some time. Kept changing my mind between vol+vol and vol+bal but really can't fathom how to connect the balance into the circuit. I'm quite annoyed its beyond me!
Sorry, I forgot about this thread, and didn't do the diagram.
I'll draw one tonight.
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Was this for a mini toggle switch, or a four position rotary toggle, or something else?
Sorry, as part of a GDrive to Skydrive transition Ive lost my shared folder and looking now everything that was in it! Which is a lot of stuff! Brilliant start to the day!
Both pickup selector and tone selector were planned as rotary. The idea being to keep the look of the bass without additional cavities etc.
The original idea was for Vol / bal / rotary toggle pickup selector (bridge, neck, parallel, series) / tone / tone selector (rotary, probably 4 capacitors).
Thanks for your help!
In any case, I'll draw something up when I get a chance. PM me if it takes too long. I lose track of threads sometimes.
I think the initial reason for having the separate pots was i was going to use volume volume and a switch would be an easy way to switch between the options rather than turn up and down.
However, in a blend vol setup i could in theory have a pickup selector that simply does parallel / series. As long as 50% on the blend pot resulted in equal neck bridge PU output.
I'm much more a fan of the blend knob than two volumes.
I was also concerned that in series the blend wouldn't work, which caused my breakdown as i wanted it isolate the blend into the parallel circuit only.
It seems i have chosen a project beyond my capabilities!
This was my concern. I've been looking back through threads to see similar scenarios where people have done ungrounded blend pots with a series-parallel switch. I'm not sure on the effects of grounding however I play with acoustic guitars at the moment so having a clean sound is important.
So, I've tried to put together a wiring diagram. Its a bit of a mess but hopefully it makes sense. The premise is this. 4-pole 3-way rotary for series/parallel/dead switching. I can't find a 4-pole 2-way. Should the dead setting be grounded? This rotary switching should give me a solitary blend pot not within the series circuit.
Looking at using 500k pots as this is for a BTB405 and the BTB300 uses 500k pots. I assume Ibanez has done some testing in this area and I'm not sure of the actual effects of a 250k pot.
The 2-pole 4-way rotary for the tone should work. Thinking about 0.0047, 0.047, 0.022 and 0.1 for the caps.
Does this make sense? Heres a link:
1) I've grounded all of the pots but do the rotarys also need grounding?
2) In series the -ve is grounded. But doesn't that void the circuit? Not sure if I've made an error here.
Rotary switches are grounded through shielding.
Thanks a lot!
I'm gonna have to sit down and have a good look at where i went wrong. I really want to understand what I'm doing and how it actually works.
Really appreciate the input.
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