j. pierce Posted June 26, 2006 Report Share Posted June 26, 2006 I usually play this guitar with enough gain that it's not really noticable, and I generally set-and-forget it for whatever setup I'm playing with, so I can adjust the amp accordingly. But playing around with a lot of clean tones lately, I've noticed my guitar, wired with a blend pot from Stew Mac to blend between the 'bucker-sized P90 (neck) and '59 style bucker (bridge), has a noticable volume drop when dialed to the center-dentent, compared to being dialed on a single pickup. At first thought, I thought maybe I had wired my p'ups out of phase with regards to each other, but I'm not getting that "nasally" sound I normally attribute with out-of-phase p'ups, and everything looks good just opening it up. I seem to remember having wired them out of phase when I first replaced the bridge pickup with the humbucker anyway. The metal pickup casings are all still connected to ground. Anyway, when I have more time, I'll open this thing up and fool around with it, but I'm just wondering, does anyone else have this symptom? Is it just a consequence of the blend pot's taper that I need to learn to live with? (It's not that bad, and really, it could just be my amps settings reacting to the change in tone, I'm not certain?) EDIT: I just checked the resistance across the output, with the controls all the way up, and the blend pot all the way to the neck, I get about 7.5K, all the way to the bridge, about 8.5K. Sounds right for the pickups I have in there. At the center detent, I get about 50K resistance? I'm thinking this is my problem? I'll have to do some tinkering tonight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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