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A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:23:04 PM »
Hi all.

So, I've decided to make something a bit interesting out of my single-pup RG7321.

The setup is this:

1 humbucker (4-conductor of course. Seymour Duncan JB 7)
2 DPDT miniswitches
1 volume pot.

The idea is, to have one miniswitch act as a coil tap and the second act as a solo switch. I have wired it up with a combination of the following schematics:

http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WD1H10_00/Guitar-Wiring-Diagram-1-Humbucker-1-Volume.html The basic one. The framework so to speak.

The Solo Switch mod:
http://www.1728.org/guitar4.htm

And for the coil tap:

http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WIRING_MOD_HB001/Guitar-Wiring-Mod---HumbuckerCoil-Tap-North-Coil.html

Now, the coil tap works like a charm, but the solo Switch doesn't work. Could it be any of you lads know what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 12:14:16 AM »
Doesn't work in what way? Doesn't bypass or doesn't pass any signal at all? A picture of your cavity would probably help. Have you got that jumper installed on the switch?

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 12:26:23 AM »
Doesn't work in what way? Doesn't bypass or doesn't pass any signal at all? A picture of your cavity would probably help. Have you got that jumper installed on the switch?

I have the jumper installed on the solo switch, yeah, if that's what you mean. Granted, this is a bit confusing without pics  :lol:

There's a fine signal going through, but the solo switch just doesn't do anything. It's supposed to bypass the volume pot and send a pure signal from the pup's hot output straíght to the output, but it doesn't.
 

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 01:11:40 AM »
Check continuity between poles on that switch to make sure it operates the way you need it to. It should only have 2 positions if that helps any. Those 3 position ones aren't going to do this switching job. I don't think.  :?
« Last Edit: December 24, 2011, 01:20:20 AM by JacksonRR »

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 01:19:41 AM »
Ehm, I'm a bit dumb it seems :/
Just what does that mean?

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 01:25:28 AM »
I'm sloshed, Loomer. Ok. If you have a multimeter, check from the middle to the outside soldering point for each position. If you check for ohms(if you don't have a continuity setting), you should see the circuit open and close. If you have a messed up switch or you held the soldering iron on there too long or whatever, you'll see that. I have certainly hgeld the iron too long on those little switches myself, resulting in a non-functioning unit.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2011, 01:34:52 AM by JacksonRR »

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 06:33:00 PM »
Have you tried using the solo switch on the clean channel?

As i cant imagine it would really give any kind of noticeable boost with a high gain kinda sound as the signal is pretty compressed

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Re: A challenge for you wiring eggheads!
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 06:47:28 PM »
if you require the solo switch to over-ride the coil tap switch and make it full series connected humbucking  when it bypasses the volume pot etc then you will need a Triple pole double throw switch, so that the coil tap can be switched out again as you throw the switch to bypass the controls
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