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2-way rotary series/parallel selector

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mahrous, Nov 22, 2005.


  1. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    this is available on the Baritone (right?) Silhouette Bass Guitar made by Musicman!


    Now i very familiar with lever and toggle switches operating that function (series/parallel + others). but i never heard of rotary selectors! i am assuming thats the third knob on that bass!

    anyone can provide information about this?
     
  2. http://www.newark.com/NewarkWebCommerce/newark/en_US/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=81F1014&N=0

    I don't know if this is what they use but I've used it in several guitar and basses and it's extremely versatile, plus I think an extra knob looks much better than a toggle. That particular one has four poles and can be set to two or three positions, but there are also versions with 3 poles / up to 4 positions and 2 poles / up to 6. To give you an example of what it can do, the one I have in my #1 bass (a J/MM Warmoth with a Fender Noiseless Jazz pu) does the following:

    - Position 1: Bridge pu wired in series, Neck in series
    - Position 2: Bridge in parallel, Neck in series
    - Position 3: Bridge split, Neck split (so they're hum cancelling with each other)

    I have a toggle now for active/passive, but previously I had it wired so that Position 3 was like 2 but in passive mode. If there's anything in particular you have in mind let me know and I can tell you which specific switch you need and how to wire it.
     
  3. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    i dont understand.

    is it completely variable or detented in 3 different positions? so you just rotate in fixed positions instead of moving a toggle?
     
  4. detented, it'll "snap" between each point, so it can only be at one of the few positions i think, i think it'll be kinda like the mid frequency selector i have on my SVT-II, its a knob that you can only choose 1 of 5 pre set positions with
     
  5. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    right!
    that could be quite nifty if its available in concentric pots when you dont want to drill new hols.

    thanks