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What is a Bypass switch?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by reitedasc, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. reitedasc


    Jun 23, 2005
    My Aria has a bypass switch. Does this turn the preamp on/off? Also, what´s the difference between series and paralell (guess what, another switch!)?
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    No, typically it just routes the signal round the preamp so you can still play in the event of battery death.

    this was just asked this morning, also plenty of links in the pickups faq: