Howdy all...Was wondering if anyone has a suggestion about this.

I want to wire up  1 single coil w/ volume & tone, 1 under saddle piezo rod w/ volume & tone all tied into a master volume  (no 3 way switch.)

This is as close as I've come

..but I want to eliminate the 3 way and wire into the master,,, I thought about both volume outs just going into the input pin on the master but wasn't sure if that would work..any ideas would be mega appreciated! 

Thanks a million !

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Go ahead and try it. Both volumes together would be like the center position of a three way switch. Your separate volumes should work independently.

However this diagram has a fatal flaw. Nothing is grounded. Ground each pickup to it's own volume pot. Run a ground from the volume pot to it's tone pot. Then run a ground from each tone pot to the master volume pot. Continue this ground to the bridge or strings. And run a ground from the master volume to the output jack.

Nope. Grpund the master volume only and use the individual volume controls as variable resistors, no ground ;)
(Otherwise turning one of em down to 5 will turn both down to 5, unless you pop a diode across each ground)

Ahh - got it!

Thanks a million Gents! 

You really should consider a 'balance pot' for this in my opinion, it's two volume controls in one, but when you're turning one down the other is at 'ten'...
Have a look at Jabes' question up on the forum right now, I explained to him how to do em..
You can get one on eBay for a couple bucks..

I like a balance pot for my 'rhythm sound', this with a tone control, and a 'lead sound' which is just the bridge pickup, straight out, it's a very simple versatile circuit that people understand right away

Thanks Sir - I had thought about that - a little more precision with blending as opposed to the 3 way..I was a little intimidated how to wire it up (I'm  a novice) but you gave a  great  explanation on Jabes' question

Thanks again


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