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  1. shunter

    A switch to move tone controls between pickups

    Because I want to be able to switch between bass-rolled-off-neck and treble-rolled-off-bridge, using just the pickup selector switch. But retain the ability to use the G&l style ptb, controls if necessary
  2. shunter

    A switch to move tone controls between pickups

    Is it possible or maybe problematic to have a switch that determines which pickup is affected by a tone control? I like having separate tone controls on a 2 pickup guitar so you can flip between pickups without tweaking the tone control. I also like the idea of rolling off the bass on the neck...
  3. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    They sent me a left handed pickup in error and kindly will send a right handed one
  4. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    The pickup I’ve got have a weird stagger to the pole pieces that doesn’t seem right. The middle pickup has the highest pole piece under the D while the neck pickup has it under the G - one is the reverse of the other. Is that a mistake? The manufacturer (tonerider) did ask if I was intending to...
  5. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    That’s a great looking guitar. I’d have gone for that layout with a twisted tele if I could have found the body at a reasonable price
  6. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    No. Has to be a strat body
  7. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    Ok I hadn’t thought of that as I’m not so keen on the 4th position, so I thinking I’d have 2 pickups only and only two controls. But let me see understand your point better: you’re saying a regular tele bridge pup and a regular strat pup, both together wouldn’t sound especially close to a tele...
  8. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    I see what you mean, the full tele bridge is indeed floating in space somewhat. I’m going to remeasure but I think with a modern tele bridge I should have enough wood to support this thing. Maybe getting an sss body was a fortuitous way of retaining as much support as possible as the enlarged...
  9. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    A strat body cut for telecaster pickups would have been the way to go with say a twisted tele for the bridge or alternatively a swimming pool route or a Humbucker route but the hardtail SSS strat body was all I could find at what seemed like a reasonable price. im ok losing some wood to fit the...
  10. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    I need the bridge pickup to be anchored to the metal I think and not into a pickguard or into the wood. A half bridge would maybe be easier but it’s not tele enough and I can’t see an ashtray bridge would align with the position of the string holes. is steel the best for bridges?
  11. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    My understanding is that on an astray bridge the mounting holes are nearer the neck than the string holes and the reverse is true on a modern 6 saddle bridge so I’m going for the latter or it won’t work, plus the modern bridge is more compatible with the strat aesthetic. is chrome or steel the...
  12. shunter

    Strat-Tele hybrid

    I’ve got a hardtail strat body that I’m going to put a tele pickup and bridge on in an attempt to build something that combines the strat neck sound with the tele bridge sound; the best of two worlds. I’m thinking only 2 knobs: master volume and tone for the bridge. I know this doesn’t make...
  13. shunter

    Pedal switching loops - useful? Do you use them?

    I’ve use 7 pedals and was thinking of getting a pedal switching system to keep the pedals in individual loops to reduce the volume of stuff in the signal chain. I don’t have any experience of these switching systems and was surprised by how pricey they are. There’s a few cheaper ones but not...
  14. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Oh thanks. I was wondering if I can tell from just looking.
  15. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    you’re talking about volume I think? My volume seems to have a smith roll off but my tone does not-much, then it does everything
  16. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    But the ear perceives the linear to have a sharper on/off effect and do less in the 6-10 range, with the effect mainly kicking in suddenly at sat 4-3. That’s how my strat works at the moment - not useful.
  17. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Do the audio pots sound a bit more on/off? I hate that effect.
  18. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Wow. That thread is a bit beyond me I think, but thanks. But I watched a video on you tube and the audio pot definitely seemed a more gradual change in tone.
  19. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Sorry one last question. I think I need linear tone pots for a smooth roll off of the treble. It’s the audio pots that suddenly go dark isn’t it?
  20. shunter

    Haha...some fans made a fake Green Day album and released it into the wild as the real thing

    Can’t green day employ them to make their records for them and just put their feet up. Leverage the brand.
  21. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Makes sense. Thanks. Know any good no-load pots and audio taper pots?
  22. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Thanks. Interesting. I’m wavering a little now on the no-load pot on the bridge as I can’t really imagine having that pickup wide open but I do like the idea of the neck wide open. the existing tone pots are just rubbish. They’re like on-off switches
  23. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Not sure I follow. Aren’t treble bleeds and no-load pots essentially addressing 2 separate issues: one loss of treble at lower volumes and the other loss of treble at any volume due to having a tone pot in the circuit?
  24. shunter

    No-load tone pots & treble-bleed vol on MIJ strat

    Is that the one? Bridge has one pot and middle-neck share a pot? And the fact it’s a no-load pot is ireleva Great thanks. And if I’m looking for no-load pots, on eBay am we looking at cts 250k pots, or maybe fender, and cheap good ones?


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