March 24th, 2011, 06:37 PM
I have a strat that is really bright, but it's all good as I am not afraid to use the tone knob. :) Anyway, I have it set up with a master volume and master tone right now, with one unused pot. It it possible to have a master tone, and have another pot that would control the bridge pickup tone as well? With the master I could bring the whole thing down to a 7 or so, and then knock a little more off the bridge with the bridge tone.
Is this a good idea? Or even possible? Anyone got a diagram?
March 24th, 2011, 09:35 PM
twin tones and a master volume just don't work well. keep the master volume and tone, make the unused tone pot into a no-load blender and have the best of all worlds (strat and tele).
March 24th, 2011, 09:58 PM
yea .. what Rob says
That way in the Neck position you can blend in the bridge, or vice versa with the bridge blend in the neck. Heck with switch position 2 or 4 you can have all 3 pick ups running!
March 24th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Rob has excellant post on making a no load pot in this post
March 24th, 2011, 10:20 PM
whoops that was fezz's wiring for blender pot
diy blender pot
March 25th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Well, to clear things up, I am already using the third pot spot with a switch to add the bridge pickup to whatever pickup is selected. So I don't need that. I guess I can wire it so I have a volume for neck/mid and one push pull for the bridge, and I can "blend" that way.
I actually find Les Paul wiring to be REALLY useful - mixing the volumes and tones in the middle position makes for a ton of tonal variety. I generally just use the middle position and adjust the volumes and tones to taste. Maybe I can get this a bit with my strat. I wish my tele had three knobs...