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guitar wiring and another question

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Paul Winters, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Paul Winters

    Paul Winters Guest

    had a question about switches.

    I'd like to use a switch on my guitar to give me two options. I'd
    like the signal from a pickup to either go directly to the output or
    with a switch change the path so that it runs through the tone and
    volume pot. I was thinking I could use a spdt switch with the common
    being the pickup signal and having "a" the path that goes directly to
    output and "b" the path through the tone and volume. Does this sound
    like it could work? And if not, is a dpdt switch more appropriate,
    how would that be wired?

    Also, does anyone know of a place on the internet that has examples of
    the old audio hobbying newsletter "electronotes" as like a pdf or
    something similar?

    Many thanks for both questions,
  2. tempus fugit

    tempus fugit Guest


    If you have only 1 pickup that you want to switch, the SPDT would be fine.
    If you have 2 pickups, you'll need a more complex switch....
  3. Genome

    Genome Guest


    I was crap at playing guitar too but I had a Yamaha SF1500 with two
    pickups so..... Having stripped it down to its bare woody, wiv a
    kitchen knife, and then French Polished it I did a few knobs and
    switches and some op-amps and batteries and stuff......

    And I was still crap at playing Guitar

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