Delano XTender Wiring Problem

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by roigmarole, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Hi

    So I got 2 delano xtender pickups and a glockenklang 2bd preamp.
    And for those 2 humbuckers, I want to add a miniswitch (series/sc/parallel). Now, the problem is: how do i connect the green wires to the lower right pin AND the balance pot? It seems like I have to put both green wires on one pin, and therefore cannot blend the pickups anymore.

    below are 2 wiring diagrams.
    Pickup switch (middle one)
    Preamp (same wiring without the mid-pot)

    so do I have to use two miniswitches or is there another possibility?

  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do that you'd put "poth green wires on one pin". The switch diagram is for changing the wiring of *one* pickup from series to single coil to parallel. If you want to do that for both pickups, you need two switches, one for each pickup.

  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Actually I think he understands that.

    Edit: Just kidding. Yes, as Mike said above, you need a seperate switch for each pickup, and each will have the setup I describe below going to each side of the blend.

    You need to have the green wire going from pickup to LR terminal, and another different wire going from LR terminal to the vol/balance. Ie, you will have two wires soldered to that one terminal.

    One switch out will go to In1 on preamp, the other switch out will go to In2
  4. thanks for your responses.

    are you sure there is no way of wiring both pickups to a single switch? clover does this in their basses (click.

    but right now it seems i have to use two switches.
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Clover is doing coil-splitting (probably going from series to single-coil), which is simpler than the series/single/parallel switching that you're asking about. You can use a single DPDT switch to change two pickups from series to single-coil.

  6. so, as I just read, they are really doing coil splitting, but nevertheless, you got 3 options: series/sc/parallel.

    I'll probably send them a mail and see if they are so nice and answer me.
  7. I got a mail from jens from clover basses.

    so for everyone who's interested: he uses a special 4 pole ONONON switch, not the normal 2 pole.

    so I either get a 4 pole or two 2 pole switches.