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Open Discussion / Question about Strat series wiring
« on: Today at 03:04:56 PM »
I have a set of 3 Lipstick pickups for a Strat that I want to use in a cheap body that I got used. Since they're Lipsticks I'd like to do some form of serial wiring because that's what Danelectro did in the middle position of their two-lipstick guitars. I have a Danelectro Baritone and love that sound.

But also I'd like to do use a "Megaswitch" because I don't like the middle pickup by itself on Strats, position 3 of the switch should be neck & bridge.

And I'd like to just have Volume and Tone plus a Bass Contour knob aka G&L PTB wiring ( I have (had) that on several guitars and don't want to do without it for serial wiring.

In short:
- all standard single pickup or parallel positions
- except position 3 (bridge & neck together)
- use a switch or push/pull knob to choose between parallel or serial wiring
- 5-way pickup switch but not more than one additional switch
- 1 Volume
- 1 Tone
- Bass Contour

I'm at a loss here on wiring because all diagrams I can find are for middle pickup by itself and with the typical Strat 1 Volume, 2 Tone.
Most diagrams I can find online for serial wiring have some sort of "bridge & mid parallel in series with neck" or some additional blend pot.
Is it not possible to just have:
- bridge alone
- bridge & middle
- bridge & neck
- middle & neck
- neck alone
all the combined positions either parallel or serial, depending on the position of the switch?

Thank you very much!

Build Reports / Re: Ultra Fett
« on: July 16, 2020, 02:27:22 AM »
Do you know that "Fett" is the German word for "Fat" but also means anything fom "thick" to "bold" to "Da bomb"?!

Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:46:49 AM »
The Sorcerers - In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God

Same band, older video:

Build Reports / Re: Duelin Herbies
« on: March 03, 2020, 06:12:04 AM »
Holy Crap!

Open Discussion / Re: 2020 Giveaway boards
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:43:29 AM »
The return of the fabulous Bacon Bits!
8Ball for 1590A
Dust Bunny (Mini Silicon Tonebender)
KMA Fuzzly Bear (great fuzz pedal, low parts count)

Open Discussion / Re: Tragedy at home
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:33:55 AM »
So sorry to hear.

This is not mine, but my parents':

Open Discussion / Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« on: November 01, 2019, 07:51:01 AM »
Wow. That was quick.

I was asking about the Tonebender because I recently built a 2-in-1, Silicon Fuzz Face & your Silicon Tonebender, which I had never built before for some reason. And I love it! A lot of fuzzes are useless on the first 75% of the gain range, but this is great all along, dirty overdrive to full on fuzz, and so simple to build.
Good to have the smaller version, too. Thanks!

Build Reports / Re: Sunn Beta Bass preamp - SUNNβEAM
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:38:31 AM »
Yep. That is a clean and good looking pedal.

Open Discussion / Re: Alpha 9mm pots discontinued?
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:37:33 AM »
Maybe these two suppliers just aren't offering them anymore. Will have to find another one then.

Open Discussion / Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:31:07 AM »
The CFH is a very hacky effort. It's just a static SHO with clipping diodes and a tone control.

Sounds cool. Would that be a 1590A Grease Gun?

Open Discussion / Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« on: October 31, 2019, 06:03:28 AM »
The Sparkplug with all external pots, oh yes!!!!

Also: what's the CFH from the projects page? Your own design or based on something?

(Also, on a side note: how about shrinking your silicon Tonebender to 1590A size?)

Open Discussion / Alpha 9mm pots discontinued?
« on: October 31, 2019, 02:43:44 AM »
Does anyone know if Alpha is discontinuing these regular 9mm pots?

Some of the usual shops here in Europe (Musikding and UK Electronic) haven't had them for months.
I just saw that there will be a lot of new 1590A projects, so I should stock up.

Open Discussion / Re: What would you consider a "generic" Big Muff?
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:07:47 AM »
Boss man doesn't seem very demanding, "Big Muff" is enough, so he now has what he wants. Maybe you should build some other fuzz now - it will be a nice surprise and your friend might appreciate that.

Build Reports / Re: Rage Face Aion Flare
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:04:25 AM »

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