#1
I want to add a push pull mid boost to my tele, in the tone control, so it will function like a normal tone when pushed and when pulled it boosts the mids and still acting as a tone control. I know it's possible, but I haven't found a decent diagram. Can someone link/draw a good one?
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#3
it's pretty easy... you just use the DPDT portion of a push-pull as a bypass switch for the mid boost.
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#4
no see, I don't have a midboost circuit, I mean this would do the action too. I read you can.
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#5
so then why do u need the push/pull switch if u don't have a midboost?
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#6
I mean the circuit of the midboost (passive circuit) will be part of the guitar normal wiring ciruit, and the push pull is to make it on or off.
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#7
wtf how did u make the mid boost?????


schematic/pics please!@!!!
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#8
Quote by DWFK
I mean the circuit of the midboost (passive circuit) will be part of the guitar normal wiring ciruit, and the push pull is to make it on or off.


You can't do a boost with the circuitry being passive, the best you could do is create a set of filters to lose the high and low end. This is likely to get rid of a fair bit of volume though.
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#9
http://www.jpbourgeois.org/guitar/micos1.htm

Under "A switchable mid boost\cut". I think that's when it's pulled when you rotate the knob it conrtols the boost or cut of the mids.
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#10
Boost = adding power.

You cannot add power passively.

Mid boosting requires a preamp to add the boost.
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#11
watch the diagram in the link I gave.
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#12
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When you turn down the mid control it cuts the mids yet leaves the lows and highs. When you turn up the mid control it rolls off some Lows and highs and leaves the mids, so it sounds as though you added mids. The only way to truly add anything is to have a active eq or preamp installed (which requires a battery.)

Yeah, no boosting to be done. It's just filters.
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#13
I can get the circuit into a pedal, right?
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#14
Quote by DWFK
I can get the circuit into a pedal, right?


Well, you probably could but I don't see the point. Go for something active, a 3 band EQ should be a nice start.
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#15
Hi Omri!
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I can give you the diagram for my Midboost Circuit my dad designed, works wonderful. you can put it in your guitar but I think that without making it on a PCB you will need to route a bit of that beautiful Tele out, so I suggest you should make it a pedal. Furthermore, if you want to, I can build it to you as a pedal, finally I got some 3PDT switches for true bypass, which are very hard to get here in Israel.
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#16
Midrange Boost / Cut Modification

Here's another cool mod for your tone control designed by Torres Engineering. It's a mid cut / boost (sort of) control that replaces your tone control and adds a few parts. When you turn down the mid control it cuts the mids yet leaves the lows and highs. When you turn up the mid control it rolls off some Lows and highs and leaves the mids, so it sounds as though you added mids. The only way to truly add anything is to have a active eq or preamp installed (which requires a battery.) Just follow the diagram below, make sure the lead coming from the inductor to the Resistor/Cap network is insulated (the other lead doesn't matter cause it's soldered to the back of the pot along with the tabs on the inductor, just make sure you have room for it on the side of the pot or solder it to the back of the pot).



Thats not to say this mod isn't extremely useful. You could get the same effect by installing a 3 band tone setup, high/mid/low and then you just turn down the high and low. It will make the signal quieter, not louder. It will bring out the mids, though.


Even easier yet, just buy an EQ pedal for $29 and turn it on when you want to mid boost. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Danelectro-DJ14-Fish-and-Chips-7Band-EQ-Pedal?sku=151873
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#17
Hi amit, talk to me through MSN, I need to ask you a couple of things.
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