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Tone control mod - Switch between 2 caps not working

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by llldino, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. llldino


    Dec 16, 2012

    Inspired by another topic, I decided to throw a switch controlling 2 caps beside by series/parallel switch. After many hours of troubleshooting, I finally got the series/parallel switch working, but now my tone doesn't work at all. What I mean, is that the signal is unaffected by the tone knob and switch and sounds like the tone is rolled all the way off.

    My guess is that the ground is bad coming out of the switch, but the ground from the series/parallel switch grounds in the same place, so maybe that's not it. Im thinking I wired the switch wrong, ill post a link of schematics.


    Note that in the picture, I show the switch being grounded on the tone pot, however, its actually grounded to a lug close to the pickguard, which in turn is grounded to the volume pot..ect ect..which leads to the jack.
  2. llldino


    Dec 16, 2012
    Lol, nevermind guys, i'm a moron. Just tried it again and I think it works. It's hard to tell because my bass is so far from "bassline" (ha ha), what with the new bridge, new strings and unadjusted action/pup height/intonation.

    Instead, why not comment on different caps/other fun stuff.