Drilling template for 2nd volume knob on a P?

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  1. Rusty the Scoob

    Rusty the Scoob Supporting Member

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    Anyone have a good drilling template for adding a 2nd volume knob to a P to make it a PJ, closer to the bridge?

    Like this:

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    I just need the location of the hole itself, the body has plenty of room since it's a rear-routed Warmoth body. Thanks!
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    I would just follow the PG outer curve and measure in from there the same distance as the regular volume knob. Seems to me that visually it would work best if the regular volume and the new volume should be the same distance from that edge because that's the only common reference point.
  3. Rusty the Scoob

    Rusty the Scoob Supporting Member

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    That's a good idea! I had marked and set the knob dead center of that section of the pickguard and it didn't look right at all. Definitely needed to be closer to the bottom edge like you said.
  4. thrasher666

    thrasher666

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    on my Ibanez RD707, I have a volume pot, tone pot, and then a "blend" pot, where I can pan back & forth between the two p'ups. Its nice because you only have 1 volume knob to contend with instead of two. I like this better, myself. Just throwing that tidbit out there.
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  6. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

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    Another option is to use the output location for the third knob and put the jack on the body end.

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  7. Rusty the Scoob

    Rusty the Scoob Supporting Member

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    The 3rd knob wasn't the problem... it was the 4th and 5th plus the switch!

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