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2 Volumes, 1 Tone, 5 Way Switch?


cuzie
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Alright im trying to do a kind of crazy set up on my cheapo guitar. Its a passive system with 2 single coils (i took the humbucker out) 1 volume, 2 tones, and a 5 way, the bottom setting is a kill because of the removal of the humbucker. now i want to make it into 2 volumes, 1 tone, and maybe a switch, i dont really know if i need one. The wiring is pretty much a strat and yea. kinda wondering what is the best course of action here or if this even makes sense...

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so i decided to kind of wing this wiring... i took out the switch and used this http://www.guitarnucleus.com/gitschems/emg_2p2v1t.gif as a guide, the only difference is i dont have a battery to connect. so somehow i ended up with 3 volume knobs. the first two pots with the pickups connected act independently, but the third, supposed to be the tone, is somehow the master volume. any ideas?

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Hi Cuzie...

Sorry to have missed this first time around...but I was a little lost as to what you were trying to do I must confess.

emg_2p2v1t.gif

Interestingly I answered this very question on the same diagram recently....and the problem was much the same. In that case, the person did not realize that the right most tone knob has a capacitor connected from the top lug to the ground on its back...he mistook it for a solder connection instead of a cap! The lower lug is left unconnected...

It sounds as if you have done much the same thing....hehehee

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I didn't follow what you were trying to do with the switch and such...this diagram is much as you might find on some bass guitars, it allows the mix of the two pickups similar to the way a Les Paul can do in the mixed position, but without the convenience of the switch or the ability to mix different tones as on a 4 knob LP.

An unusual setup, and not necessary the best or most convenient...but I am a little lost as to what you are wanting to achieve.

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I suspect I have found the problem...but if not...post again... :D

pete

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thanks for the help. as far as actually solving the problem i havent really had time to tinker with it. preparing for yet another move... at least its to Germany. i did realize that it was a cap on the top of the pot, and not a solder lol. eventually ill get to it and hopefully solve the problem. the purpose of the wiring, experimention, and some practice soldering too. kind of new at all guitar mods and am just trying to get down a few different basic wirings and understanding how they work. the switch in all honesty has me fairly confused. i understand the basic concepts of a switch, but i do not understand how each prong correspondes to switch position. yet again ill eventually firgue that out too lol. thanks for the help again.

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