So i had this cigar box guitar that had a slightly warped neck so i decided to turn it into a lap steel. I also decided to add a hand wound magnetic pickup (as well as the piezo) Someone suggested a stereo jack and cord so that each pickup could be run through separate effects. Not having that stuff on hand, I decided to go with two separate jacks. I started out with wiring that looked like this. But I wanted to be able to run both through the same jack if I wanted to, so I added a switch
The idea being that they could still be run through separate jacks, or with the flip of a switch both through one jack.
However, now the volume controls work in tandem. One won't work unless the other is turned up a little bit. Everything is working all goofy now, whereas individually they both worked fine. Any ideas on how to make this work? I know it's kind of a ridiculous idea to begin with, but now that I've got it started i want to figure out why it won't work and learn how to make it work.
That's a great idea (about the switching jacks) but I already drilled for and installed a switch.
What do you mean remove the ground? Do you mean go directly to the tab instead of grounding to the pot?
Thanks! I'll give that a try.
Oh man this thread is EXACTLY what I have been needing to find! Also Hey, new to the forum. I have a similar idea for blending a piezo and magnetic pickup but only going to a mono output jack. Can I do that with just the balance pot? If I wire the piezo up to the jack as described above? My Idea is to blend a magnetic pup and a piezo for my acoustics and just keeping the pots tucked away in the body of my guitar and have the sound guy adjust the volume or use a volume pedal. Anyway great thread super exciting!