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Bypass Switch-- Two Volume + Cap?


Mickguard

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Hi,

I've read through the posts I could find on this, but didn't find the answer to this question (I'm still looking around on the web too):

I'm thinking of modifying the Bocaster (which has standard Telecaster wiring) --what I'd like to do is:

Bypass the switch.

Neck pickup --> Vol --> Jack

Bridge pickup --> Tone --> Jack

What I want to achieve is to be able to blend the neck pickup into the bridge pickup. Because I don't like the 'naked' bridge pickup sound as much. And I keep knocking into the switch when I'm playing in center position.

I'd like to keep the cap on the tone pot so that, for one, it'll be easy to convert it back. For another, if I felt like it, I can roll off some of the highs from the bridge, while also blending it with the neck sound. I could also drop the volume on the neck completely to get the pure bridge sound.

Is this feasible?

Will this change the balance of volumes--if I dial one or the other completely down.

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If you can live with the tone control for the bridge being active all the time and no volume control for the bridge, yeah. Have you considered putting the control plate in backwards? I had to do that for a couple of guys who get lost in the moment once in a while and forget where they are. Extreme cases but, hey. As the Texans say, it don't take all kinds of people to make up the world: we just gots all kinds!

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If you can live with the tone control for the bridge being active all the time and no volume control for the bridge, yeah. Have you considered putting the control plate in backwards? I had to do that for a couple of guys who get lost in the moment once in a while and forget where they are. Extreme cases but, hey.  As the Texans say, it don't take all kinds of people to make up the world: we just gots all kinds!

Yeah, someone else suggested reversing the control plate, I'm going to give that try later tonight...but then I'll worry about knocking it in the neck position...

When you say the tone control will be active all the time-- that's only an issue if I roll off the volume on the bridge, right? I almost never touch the volume/tone --I do most of that at the amp, set it and forget it...

Mostly what I need is a bit more bridge than I get with the current center position --I've tried playing with the pickup heights, but that doesn't give me the control I want.

What would be cool would be if I could use the switch for something else...

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