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push/pull pots

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Elaskimo, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Elaskimo

    Elaskimo Guest

    Feb 23, 2002
    :confused: In a 250K push/pull pot, is the switch congifuration "on/on?" PLEASE GET BACK TO ME BEFORE I DO MY BASS IN ACCIDENTLY
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Sorry, not enough info.

    All switch configurations are not the same simply because they happen to be on a 250k pot.

    The function of the switch would probably be enough info to answer your question.

  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    They're usually double pole double throw, so you can send 2 signals to 2 different directions.
    So depending on the wiring they can be used as anything.
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    It would be fair to call push/pulls on-on as a circuit is closed in both positions, but as mentioned, they are typically DPDT switches and are most often used to select between two wiring options rather than simply turning something on or off.

    Even a preamp bypass is more than simply turning something off.

    But yes, they are almost always on-on.

  5. [​IMG]
    first time i looked at one closely
    the middle pins to take the inputs (2)
    and the outers to on 1 or on 2
    what is the most common use for the switching
    i have used a on on for batt power
    and series parallel switching of a humbucker but as a separate switch:)

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