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kill switch wiring active preamp (question ?)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by giuseppecaporus, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. giuseppecaporus

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  2. line6man

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    Don't use that diagram. I have never understood why Seymour Duncan felt the needs to overcomplicate it so much. All you need to do is shunt the output jack with a single pole and throw. This way, you're keeping things simple to avoid switch pop, and reduce the number of solder joints and switch poles that could fail in the future.

    An output jack cannot have two tip terminals. Did you mean that you have two output jacks, or is the extra terminal a ring terminal for a battery?
     
  3. Awesome Sauce

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    Interested also. Could you post a diagram '6?

    Much appreciated,

    Rob
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  4. line6man

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    This works for all passive setups:
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    If there is a preamp that is not designed to see a zero Ohm load at the output, use this:
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  6. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Supporting Member

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    Which would work best for an OBP-3? And what do you mean by (input)?

    Thanks,

    Rob
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  7. giuseppecaporus

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  8. line6man

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    Use the second diagram for active setups.

    Input is the input of the switch. This is whatever normally goes to the output jack.
     
  9. Awesome Sauce

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    Thanks again, '6. Another ?, though: is this a volume or power (mute/battery) kill switch? As I'm not the OP, I'm not sure what, exactly, was being asked for/provided.

    Rob
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  10. line6man

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    Volume.

    Power switches are not advisable, as they cause pops and DC offsets.
     
  11. giuseppecaporus

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    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    not if you wanna make the kill switch permanent. Those a re momentary switches…
    allparts.com has all the switches you need
     
  13. giuseppecaporus

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    I know that they are momentary and i'd like ti have one in my bass .
     

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