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Battery switch plops

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by onZ, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. onZ


    Apr 15, 2004
    Holland, The Hague
    Hello, I want to build in my bass a switch to turn on en off my battery, beside the active sysstem I build a passive circuit with 2x vol pots en 1x tone. I have scheme and soldered this in my bass, know when I turn off the battery, I hear no plop, but when I turn on the switch I still here a plop. Does anyone have some advice how to correct this?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    What kind of circuit are you powering?
  3. onZ


    Apr 15, 2004
    Holland, The Hague
    I'm powering an Aguilar OBP 3.
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Is the switch make-before-break? The Aguilar circuits are notoriously hard to stop from popping.
  5. Tim__x


    Aug 13, 2002
    Alberta, Canada
    You may want to change that 470 ohm resistor; as it is, it draws 35ma, your batterys won't last long with that. I would switch it to some where between 3.3K and 33k (5ma to 0.5ma).