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Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Borgman Dec 20, 2017. 14 Replies

Just joined the community!And I have a little issue... I'm using both under saddle PU and disc PU inside, combined they don't sound so good so I use an ON/ON switch to go back and forth.  But when I…Continue

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Chris Borgman replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Yes. This "worked" before on another build when I connected a lipstick PU with a piezo disc (no pre amp) I got a full mix of both in the center/notched position.  I say "worked" because the piezo disc seemed kinda thin and…"
Dec 20, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Regarding loss of signal - in addition to below and trying to answer the problem when you switch from L/R channels to one. I am aware of two others who have done a very similar circuit and been happy with it.  As far as I am aware this was for…"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Seymour Duncan wiring codes"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Series/single coil/parallel with Oak Grigsby 3way switch"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Unable to load with the text sorry. series/parallel/single coil wiring with a dp/dt on/on/on switch"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Regarding series to parallel and single coil wiring I have had varied results. First thing is that each pickup maker uses a different wiring code. Also the pickups from China that look the same and from the same seller can switch colour codes. So…"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"The blend pot is usually two linear pots wired so as one is turned down the other is turned up.  At the midpoint signal A is the equivalent of 5/10 and signal B is 5/10 sticking to the simplified idea of volume being 0 to 10 on the dial.…"
Dec 15, 2017
Korrigan replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Did you wire your blend pot like this?"
Dec 15, 2017
Chris Borgman replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"I first tried hooking both in parallel and even series, but I don't think it sounded very good.  Although, when I run this config into Logic as 2 separate L/R channels it sounds great.  I also tried to use one of those stacked blender…"
Dec 15, 2017
Korrigan replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"That should work."
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"That will let you know if grounding the piezo when in the off position gets rid of the loud pop. If it works I would wire each pickup separately (you can leave one pickup wired as above and add another switch for the other).  The reason being…"
Dec 15, 2017
Chris Borgman replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"OK, so based on both suggestions I am going to try adding grounding to the switch.  The switch is an on/on DPDT and currently wired shown in the BEFORE image.  I think you guys are suggesting something like the AFTER image, which I'll…"
Dec 15, 2017
David L. replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"Hi Piezos do have a capacitance and will store charge.  What type of switch are you using? Often when using an on/off switch for individual pickups sp/dt (single pole double thow) types are used (subtype "on/on" type) - these have 3…"
Dec 14, 2017
Korrigan replied to Chris Borgman's discussion Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.
"I'm at work so can't research right now but my guess is that the piezo is storing a charge like a capacitor. Do you have the switch set up to break the connection of one of the piezo wires when it is in the off position? If so, maybe you…"
Dec 14, 2017
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Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.

Just joined the community!And I have a little issue... I'm using both under saddle PU and disc PU inside, combined they don't sound so good so I use an ON/ON switch to go back and forth.  But when I flip from under saddle to disc I get a loud POP, not the normal click sound that would get picked up by the disc, but much louder.  But it's only the first time, if I repeatedly flip the switch it sounds normal.  It will happen again if I play for a minute or so in the under saddle position and then…See More
Dec 14, 2017
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The history of the instrument, dating back to 1840. Way before Leo and Paul (Bigsby). Also the construction and repurposing of a used box. I'm building Tele shaped hollow body guitars using only reclaimed/recovered/repurposed lumber. I use under saddle and disc piezo PUs. For these reasons I feel I have me in common with CBG builders than I do with normal solid body guitar makers. Hope you agree.

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