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    gosh i have tons of them mostly i went to engineering school for computers and robotics and i got mono and had to drop out.. when i was going back i found out the market was overly saturated for techs.. so i would make less money than i did at the time.. so i reopened my boutique devices for musicians and guitar repair shop.. currently i run it out of the house and sell pedals at Electric Penguin

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  1. F=1/2πRC F is frequency R is resistance C is capacitance and obviously π is approx 3.14 for arguments sake. the tone pot has no bearing on the the freq curve. its a parallel circuit with the volume pot the tone pot is just a balance pot between affected signal and non affected signal something to understand is the freq of the guitar itself original tone circuits were designed for a much cruder amplifier design. with so many options in amplifiers now we can attenuate anything now we don't need a roll off that low. 500k pot and a .022uf cap is 15.9hz think about that the freq roll off is lower than what you can hear. A=440 is fifth fret high E does that sound too high to you? does that sound too bright too you. standard tuning high e is approx 1.3k at 24th fret highest fundamental freq you can get i roll off around 800hz personally.
  2. i only found one useful scenario in which i utilized diodes in a switching circuit inside a guitar. about a year later i found a way to modify the switch to my needs. general consensus is they make special switches and what they say here is accurate its not the way to go, however you are on the right track.
  3. dude i dig it. +5 definitely on the scaling up i had a gent build me a vandenberg slightly larger since i used an ibanez neck on it.
  4. i use ziplock bags for stuff so it won't clang around. and i found a source on ebay for these tackle boxes made by spider? i think its fishing line maker. its decently big and with large removable dividers i keep pickups in one and tuning keys and bridges in another.
  5. does it have to be white? i do have a black bridge one. i might be willing to part with.
  6. If the switch is the issue. Low voltage Mercury wetted relays are cheap. So is a comparator and a standard lp switch. St the end if the day is probably easier to roll your own though. Like I did on my custom six way strat switch
  7. well I understand which is quite rare. but I don't understand why you don't think it could be done that way see if that's how the les paul is wired. I mean we're subbing out single coils for hun buckers other than that. hell just go down to your local switchh shop they have stuff like this all the time.
  8. are all these pickups active??? if so then its not really a problem the old three pickup lespaul black beautys had a special switch in them that gave you bridge, bridge and middle and neck as the three options. check out the wiring diagram for the three pickup lespauls and you will see what i mean. ciao hope that helps
  9. if you change your eq and make it switchable. ie not your eq you designed but your standard marhsall fender style as they are all close enough for rock and roll. you can switch from normal marshall style placement to right after first stage for a fender style. it does wonders for the tone and with a few relays or ldrs or what have you its quite easy to acomplish. have the master volume after the tone stack and you get the same basic marshall fender layout.
  10. with a little tweaking all those circuits you mentioned are really similar.
  11. then you would need more than one pot or a dual gang triple ganged to do more stages. this way i can get multiple stages and even reverse the middle and boost the outside ones. all sorts of things. but yes you can do it with a pot.
  12. here is the bass resonance control i cobbled together using a plexi schematic i found on the web. i do not own this schematic. this is just one of the ideas i was talking about. also you can do this on one stage or more or all of them. something to think about for future referance
  13. decide what freq you want to be the cutoff range. 70hz use the rc filter formula to find what cap you need for your pot. if its 500k use a .0047uf in series from pickup output to pot or switch depending on your wiring diagram. http://www.muzique.com/schem/filter.htm i have been using this trick for years and its ootw
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