July 13th, 2012, 04:39 AM
hey guys, a while back i put together a cookie tin banjo and i had always had intentions of wiring her up and seeing what i could do with a slide (think if it like a 24" scale 4 string lap steel). my idea is to only have a volume control so i dont clutter the limited space, but i was thinking about a small spdt switch i have....
what do you guys think would be cooler, wiring it so that when i flick the switch a cap is put into PARALLEL as to simulate the tone being rolled off, or i could wire the switch to put a cap into SERIES with the pickup. i had heard someone mention that wiring before so i wanted to hear any input on it.:wink:
July 13th, 2012, 05:03 AM
I would use a concentric pot and have a tone control. It is two pots on with a seperate knob for each.
July 13th, 2012, 02:39 PM
i actually just used a concentric pot on my last project to add tone to a guitar without any place for tone (squier 51)! im trying to make this project as cheap as possible, i think ive spent pretty damn close to 0 dollars on this project so far and i have some regular pots and switches laying around to put to use.
July 13th, 2012, 04:12 PM
A cap in series with the pickup will cut bass. If you use a small enough cap (like .01 uf) the effect is subtle and can have the effect of de-muddying the sound a little and make it seem a little more crisp, even sparkly sometimes.
I'm not sure what a cap in parallel with the pickup would do. A standard tone control has the cap and pot wired in parallel with the volume control, not the pickup.
July 13th, 2012, 04:15 PM
i believe wiring it in parallel would result in the exact same thing as having the tone completely off, and since you said a smaller cap value (of which i do not have readily available) i will either go with the parallel cap or do some experimental wiring stuff =)