2 a.m. rewiring folly

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by eddododo, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Installed my nordstrand d.c.'s into my Roscoe late last night , because I'm impatient/impulsive, and i used some unconventional choices for fun, since I'm planning on rewiring it again with a pre later.

    - classic volume (500k A). No surprises there.
    - blend with load switch: 500 m/n blend, with a switch to ground/lift the blend; get an unloaded bright sound with 'modern' sounds at both extremes/middle, and when it is loaded you get full isolation of pickups at the extremes of rotation and ALOT of subtle nuances throughout the rotation.

    Tone- i used a blend pot with a .047 cap to one side and a .1 cap on the other. Center detent is 'no load' via a little nail polish, and one extreme is subtle, the other quite dark. Really interesting sounds, but it needs some value tweaking
  2. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
  3. I'll quote Ted Mosby from the show "How I Met Your Mother":

    "Nothing good happens after 2AM".
  4. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Not to toot my horn and keep blabbing at an empty thread, but the loading switch for the blend pot is the **** , there's alot of variety in there

    Also, this is my first noiseless build/wiring job without troubleshooting for hours and days
  5. RobbieK


    Jun 14, 2003
    I use a blend bypass switch on one of my basses as a slap switch. It hard wires both pickups to max and also takes out the extra load of the dual gang blend pot. Works very well. I hate to tell you this, but I've had it for several years...