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...another wiring question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by zachoff, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. I've really looked all over and can't find a diagram, so here's what I'm doing.

    Ripped the active pre out of my Epi T-Bird Pro. Too scooped, don't like it, blah blah, anyway...

    I have 4 holes to fill and want to do this:
    top/front = neck vol
    top/back = bridge vol
    bottom/front = master tone
    bottom/back = 3-way selector

    Is this possible? I think I've kind of pieced together how to do this by looking at the Seymour Duncan site and combining the Passive Soap diagram w/ general Gibson 2x2/3-way sort of thing. Am I wrong? Might be... Also wondering what the general consensus is about 500k vs 250k pots. Pickups are the Duncan Designs that came w/ the bass.
  2. 500k will be brighter.

    The wiring would be:
    Each pickup to their respective volume pots
    3-way selector (I'm guessing neck/both/bridge)
    Output jack

    Since the tone is in parallel, you could either wire it to the output jack or the switcg output.

    Hope this helps.
  3. 4115652797_6076c6fa55_o.

    There are two ways you can do this. As shown above, with the wiper terminals wired as outputs, to allow a constant input impedance on the pickups, but no independent control; or with the wiper terminals wired as inputs for independent volumes that cause a variable-impedance loading effect on the pickups.
  4. OK, now tell me how dumb I am for wanting to do that... Please! :D

    I'd rather do a 2x2 setup w/o the switch. vol+tone for each pup. Looked at diagrams for these as well but can't find something w/o a switch. Anyway, anyone want to help out?
  5. It's not a common setup, as the tone controls are going to interact, unless you isolate the signal paths with resistors, at the expense of some output.