#1
http://www.axetec.co.uk/axetec%20guitar%20parts%20spares%20pickups_090.htm

Which should I get? I'm thinking of either first or last, anyone know how they sound? I play mainly on distortion/overdrive but play some southern rock-kinda songs too.

Also, am I alright using the existing tone pot as a volume pot, or will it change the sound? they're both 500k pots, but one is log and one is linear. I have it up on 10 always anyway, will it make much difference?

Will I be able to wire it up to my existing volume pot and sprague drop cap with Irongear Rolling Mill? Or do I need an active pickup?

Cheers
#2
The items all have descrptions, so see which one sounds most appealing to you. Youtube may also be a good source. They are going to mainly be just like distortion/booster pedals inside the guitar.

A linear pot on a volume pot acts more as a switch.

It just replaces a pot, you take out the old one and solder this in instead. It should work with passives, I'm not sure about actives, although it may, you will need a battery for it.


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#3
Quote by spleenharvester
http://www.axetec.co.uk/axetec%20guitar%20parts%20spares%20pickups_090.htm

Which should I get? I'm thinking of either first or last, anyone know how they sound? I play mainly on distortion/overdrive but play some southern rock-kinda songs too.

Also, am I alright using the existing tone pot as a volume pot, or will it change the sound? they're both 500k pots, but one is log and one is linear. I have it up on 10 always anyway, will it make much difference?

Will I be able to wire it up to my existing volume pot and sprague drop cap with Irongear Rolling Mill? Or do I need an active pickup?

Cheers

i recommend a boost/eq preamp kind of pedal that doesn't add any distortion. i wouldn't recommend a rotary switch, because those are too hard to select.

you can use the tone pot as a volume pot. although audio (logarithmic) taper is better for the function.

you can wire it with all that stuff. it does not have to be active. i think passive pickups will get more benefits from these active electronics anyway.


from my experience, i don't really like active electronics. i've tried a bunch, and now i only have a volume and a tone knob on my guitars.
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#4
Quote by MonkeyLink07
The items all have descrptions, so see which one sounds most appealing to you. Youtube may also be a good source. They are going to mainly be just like distortion/booster pedals inside the guitar.

A linear pot on a volume pot acts more as a switch.

It just replaces a pot, you take out the old one and solder this in instead. It should work with passives, I'm not sure about actives, although it may, you will need a battery for it.


That's the main problem, there's no videos or audio clips anywhere, for all I know it could sound terrible hopefully someone on the forum has one.

And damn, do I need a new volume pot too then? Shame really, this one's been DOA, I had to fit it though 'cause I had a concert coming up in 2 days time, no time to return/replace.

It looks like the kit comes with a stereo jack and a battery clip, so I should be good to go, save the battery.

Is it still alright with a 500k volume pot?

EDIT: @above, thanks for the comment, did you try the axetec ones? I'm not sure if I should get them instead of my DS1, which isn't as good as I thought it'd be.
Last edited by spleenharvester at Aug 9, 2010,
#5
Wait I just realised, how the hell is this gonna work? On my tone pot, the cap connects to the volume, as does the ground, where does audio out go to?

I followed a schematic recommended to me, I can't see how it could be wrong, even though the tone pot does very little.
#6
first, what guitar is this going into? also, do you have experience with electronics and its guts?
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#7
It's a modified Liberty L106GX, which has an Irongear Rolling Mill, 1 Volume and 1 Tone - it does have a second pickup I can't remember the name of but I can't afford to replace the damaged electronics, I never liked the pickup anyway.

I've done lotsa guitar work before, however I've always had issues with wiring schematics - people recommend them to me and half the time they just don't seem to work properly.