Wiring a toggle to a passive 3 knob?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ThatCoolBassist, Feb 2, 2014.


  1. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    My beloved Ibby gsr200 which I (for some reason) keep coming back to, Is now beginning the modification process... Im looking to wire a 3-way toggle switch on her bit I'm not sure how.. I've done some simple soldering here and there, I don't imagine it being to complicated. :eek:
     
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    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Is it the 3 knob passive modelor the 4 knob with preamp ? What do you want to achieve with the switch ?
     
  3. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    Its the passive model. I bassically want to bypass the double volume knobs and have:
    master tone>pup toggle<master volume
     
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    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Then it's super easy. Ditch one of the volumes, add a Gibson style 1pdt on-on-on switch and rewire the volume pot after the switch. Something like this :
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  6. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    Awesome, now what. Looks like I have a few options..
    toggle<mast tone<mast volume
    mast tone>toggle<mast volume
    Anyone know any passive tone boosters or somethin?
     
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    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    You only have one tone and one volume so the switch must come first.
    The order between tone and volume doesn't matter.
     
  8. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    Thanks, you know of any passive tone boosters or something? Like stellartone, or varitone, id like to enhance my tone too, put I want to keep it passsive...
     

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