Passive push pull vol/blend... Possible?
So I'm in love with a minimalist look for my basses. I currently have a 77 modded p/j with just a single master volume and a 3 way toggle (tone pot removed, can't stand em)... Does anyone make a passive push pull volume/blend? I've googled to no avail and was curious if any of my TB brethren have any insight.
It's a very expensive thing. And not a proper blend pot (AC taper instead of MN):
What will you switch with push/pull?
Thanks for the lead in, I'll look into it! Does anyone else know of any other avenues to explore?
My '02 Warwick Dolphin has that pot as standard.
1) volume/balance stacked, push-pull active-passive
2) bass/treble stacked, push-pull splits the twin-J pup to both coils/single coil.
It works well.
But sounds like you're after only one pot. So perhaps you can use still use the stacked pot, one for volume and one for balance, and the push-pull for splitting.
A sacked knob looks like a single knob, not much bigger.
But if you'd remove your toggle switch then you can put a blend pot in it's place. Easier and cheaper solution.
Later, if you feel like you need a pickup selector switch, you can add a mini toggle switch for that.
I don't think it is possible - at least not without some kind of active control.
Think about it: a blend pot is actually two pots stacked on the top of one another. So, to add the vol, that would be a third. Three stacked pots is not impossible, but you do have the reference/relationship issue with the controls.
For example, you are wide open volume and you pull out the pot and blend fully back to the bridge. You then push it back in. What is the nature of your Volume? Is it now all the way off? Well, you don't want it to be obviously, but then think of the physical position of the pot. It is now fully rotated to what should be seen as "off" for the volume. How would you then turn down the volume?
I just don't see how that would work without some kind of active control to manage the position references. Further, even if you could get it to work, it would suck because you could never be really sure where your controls were.
With a push/pull pots, the rotary action is not affected by the in or out position. The push/pull simply activates a switch of some sort. That is, it is not two independently moving pots, but really a stacked dual pot and a switch combined.
The stacked vol/blend or even a simple old-school jazz stacked vol/vol pot would be better. It would look essentially the same and actually work.
There is one here:
I misunderstood the OP. I thought he wanted a pan pot to put in the position of the selector switch.
Volume and blend or pan, independently? That would take an engage/disengage aspect of the wiper inside the pot body that I don't believe anyone makes.
How about a stacked volume knob '60 J-bass style, so you have knob and collar, and still looks minimalistic.
I'm beginning to think that no such potentiometer exist.... At least effectively, and in the precise way I'd like it. I may resort to vol/vol.... But wouldn't that also have the effect of signal loss in the duel full volume position?
It doesn't on my P/J:
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