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seabear70 12-06-2012 10:59 AM

Fader Knob?
 
This has probably been done, but if it hasn't I think it has some possibilities...

Is there a way to run a fader know that balances the input from two pickups?

Basically, run two humbuckers, p-90's, whatever, and have a knob so if it's in the middle you have equal amounts of both in the output. All the way left, the neck pick up only, all the way right, the bridge pickup. Anywhere else, it would fade vary.

C_Hart 12-06-2012 11:04 AM

yeah, stewmac sells them

woad_yurt 12-06-2012 11:05 AM

That would be a nice feature. It doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to do, either.*

* Said by someone who knows almost nothing about electronics.

seabear70 12-06-2012 11:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by woad_yurt
That would be a nice feature. It doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to do, either.*

* Said by someone who knows almost nothing about electronics.


Yeah, I didn't figure it would be as simple as it sounds.

seabear70 12-06-2012 11:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by C_Hart
yeah, stewmac sells them


Got a link?

W4RP1G 12-06-2012 11:09 AM

It's called a blend pot, and it's pretty easy to wire.

C_Hart 12-06-2012 11:15 AM

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electro...&xst=3&xsr=2007

W4RP1G 12-06-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by C_Hart

That's pretty damn expensive after shipping!

BirdRiverCustom 12-06-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by W4RP1G
That's pretty damn expensive after shipping!


Seriously....their absurd shipping pricing structure always deters me unless im ordering a significant amount of product at the same time.

BirdRiverCustom 12-06-2012 12:07 PM

i think THIS is the same thing, since its basically just a linear dual gang pot. It is a smooth shaft though, plus i could be wrong and that this functions differently, but in theory it should just fade in between the two sources with the neutral position being the 50/50 blend

james4 12-06-2012 01:42 PM

^that one from smallbear works, but it doesn't have the detent at the mid point.. so you'll just have to guess or listen for the 50/50 point.

seabear70 12-06-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by james4
^that one from smallbear works, but it doesn't have the detent at the mid point.. so you'll just have to guess or listen for the 50/50 point.


Actually, I can see that being a bennefit ecause then you would adjust for sound without worrying about tactile feedback. You may think the blend you want is 50/50, but what if it's really 60/40?

james4 12-06-2012 04:46 PM

true..the only blend pot I've had on a guitar was one without a detent actually (like the smallbear one), so you may actually prefer it. I just meant that's its not the exact same thing, incase thats what you were hoping for :cheers:

W4RP1G 12-06-2012 07:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by seabear70
Actually, I can see that being a bennefit ecause then you would adjust for sound without worrying about tactile feedback. You may think the blend you want is 50/50, but what if it's really 60/40?

If you have a knob with numbers on it, then that may be best. Otherwise it might be a pain.


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