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variable cap switches

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by acexxxoasis, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. acexxxoasis


    Apr 12, 2005

    just trying to get an answer for a friend on another forum
    so can you guys give it a shot?
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    should work from looking at it. You may or may not get some pop when flip the cap switch. Cap values are simply to taste but 100 will be real dark. Value variation of 10 is distinguishable and the larger the value the bassier the tone - so that should give direction. The HZ HB is a 4 lead w/ground pup so the "extra wires" are not extra and probably went to a series/parallel switch but you can hard wire them series (as shown in the pic) or parallel by pigtailing them as their shown in your diagram and insulating the joint with shrinkwrap, wire nut, or electrical tape (which probably won't stay put for long).

    There are over-the-counter cap switches, such as varitone, which typically have 5 or 6 cap options.

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