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7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 19 hours ago. 9 Replies

Redoing the Rusty Rat Box. Going to drill some more holes in that body. The guitar is going to have two switches. One standard five way and one SPDT. Three volumes and one master tone. On the…Continue

Vurro - EL Toro Raul.

Started this discussion. Last reply by FoldedSoup Oct 7. 1 Reply

OK all you one man bands out there. You got competition!Vurro - El Toro RaulTotally LOVE a sense of humor in…Continue

Setting up my CBG Youtube channel.

Started this discussion. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 30. 6 Replies

This youtube cannel will echo what I was doing in my “Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG’ thread. Only a bit more explained and expanded. Aimed more for the beginning player. With…Continue

Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Aug 20. 18 Replies

You can make 19 different chord sounds between open and the fifth fret. All of them by fingering one or two notes wile leaving the low string open. Even more if you start fretting the low string. But…Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Sounds pretty awesome? Sounds TOTALY AWESOME! Great build and playing Poorness!  Scrapping Radio and starting over. I was able to make a sound check. Using the bridge pickup instead of the middle I get a really sweet rhythm sound. Without the…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"Switches came in today! But I'm going to hold off on this mod till after Christmas. Christmas is at my house so I have a lot of stuff to get done. Family and friends gotta come first."
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Mark Bowen's discussion Setup for planing neck back angle for bolt on neck
"Awesome work! "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Volume/Tone Pots
"I don't know the science behind it but it's not done because the overall sound is harsh. If you don't want the volume on the face of the guitar perhaps mount it in the box set all the way up. The is for pickups. If your doing piezo…"
19 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"If you use a SPDT 3-way switch on/off/on wiring the caps from tone to a side of the switch and then middle switch lug to jack, you get .66 on one side - .47 on the other side - middle would be no tone circuit/volume only like a no load tone pot."
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"Major mistake on that schematic on the tone pot. Sorry about that. This is what it should look like."
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"More changes. First thanks again Timothy. You helped me understand something I was overlooking. Now i know I can keep all the spaghetti on one side of the guitar. Which helps because I added to the spaghetti. Changes made. Removed jump between side…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"Will do Timothy! I'll be able to wire up the box without that switch. Add it when it comes in. Should be in about a week. "
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Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"good luck. need a sound bite of the mod working.."
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"Thanks Timothy.That makes sense!  And your right. I should explain what's happening here. With the normal five way switch your pickup selections are bridge, bridge + mid, mid, mid + neck and neck. With the SPDT or 'on on' switch…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"just watched the video a couple of times. the output of the switch goes to the same place as the output of lug 4 so in the modded circuit you have made the switch goes to the output jack."
Nov 30
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"what is the SPDT switch doing? or more importantly what do you want it to do? is it a kill switch? a phase reversal switch?"
Nov 30
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7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?

Redoing the Rusty Rat Box. Going to drill some more holes in that body. The guitar is going to have two switches. One standard five way and one SPDT. Three volumes and one master tone. On the schematics there's one master volume and two tones. Standard strat wiring. The out from the SPDT switch goes to the master volume input lug. However I wont have a master volume as each pickup is connected to a volume first. Then to the five way. See schematic. Where would I go with the output of the…See More
Nov 30
Cause the Blue rat replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Back Angle
"I must have missed something. Have no idea what your talking about.  Guessing neck angle to body? Yes a back angle on the neck can improve playability. If the string hight across the frets cant be adjusted by the bridge or truss rod to achieve…"
Nov 29
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Just got back from the local lumber yard. Gloss it is. Want that silver to pop like chrome.  "
Nov 29

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At 6:06pm on November 2, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Rat

At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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