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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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volume pot question

I want to have a volume control separate for the neck and bridge pups on an RG520 without drilling more holes or adding more switches. I think I have it worked out by putting a stacked concentric pot in the tone pot hole,use the existing volume pot for the bridge and one of the stacked pots for volume , the other for tone all controlled by a three way lever switch. The easiest way to wire this,as for as I can see, is to wire the pups directly to the volume pots, to the selector switch and then to the tone pot. This will keep everything totally separate(afraid of back-feeding in other configurations) and will be accommodated by the three way switch. Is there any reason why I shouldn't run through the volume pots before the selector switch? Never done this before.
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I want to have a volume control separate for the neck and bridge pups on an RG520 without drilling more holes or adding more switches. I think I have it worked out by putting a stacked concentric pot in the tone pot hole,use the existing volume pot for the bridge and one of the stacked pots for volume , the other for tone all controlled by a three way lever switch. The easiest way to wire this,as for as I can see, is to wire the pups directly to the volume pots, to the selector switch and then to the tone pot. This will keep everything totally separate(afraid of back-feeding in other configurations) and will be accommodated by the three way switch. Is there any reason why I shouldn't run through the volume pots before the selector switch? Never done this before.
Nope--your idea should work just fine.



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Thanks AlaskaBat. I've never seen guitar wiring like this so didn't want to do all the work and find out it was a fail for some reason. Those little electrons do some weird things sometimes. I feel much better about doing this now.
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Re: volume pot question

So, you've never seen this:

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So, you've never seen this:
Similar, but the OP has a 3-way lever switch.



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Re: volume pot question

woops, my bad. I changed it.
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Re: volume pot question

Nope,never saw that before I drew it out on scratch paper the other day. Good to see a nice clean diagram though,thanks. Mine's a little different as I have a cts switch with eight lugs so i can coil split the neck pup with the switch in the center position.
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Nope,never saw that before I drew it out on scratch paper the other day. Good to see a nice clean diagram though,thanks. Mine's a little different as I have a cts switch with eight lugs so i can coil split the neck pup with the switch in the center position.
Go to the sticky thread at the top of this section--I've got tons of links in there to help out. That diagram came from one of the links there--there are tons more.



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