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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip. This section was put here by musicians so that people that followed can take this knowledge and use it's power.

     Wiring headache
    From: Kim Mallory
    To: askrick@evor.com
    Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 9:12 PM

    I have a P megaswitch (Stewart-MacDonald) and 2 4-lead pick-ups; seymour duncan Dimebucker in bridge and Custom/Custom in neck pos. I am installing them in an ESP that has 3 knobs; including a concentric V/T (so actually 4 pots).

    The wiring diagram only shows a 2 pot V/T config. This model (ESP LTD MG-550) comes with only 2 pots, volume & tone. The dual-concentric was not part of the original circuit, it was installed by the owner of the guitar who drilled the extra hole into the face and then asked me to wire the pots, replacement pickups, and P-Megaswitch together.

    Using the diagram that comes with the P-Megaswitch will only utilize 2 pots, the way I read it. I am not proficient in electronics but have wired several guitars using schematics and Don Brosnac's book "Electronics For Musicians"as a guide, including series/parallel and phase mini-switches in a guitar I built. However, this has me baffled as far as my options in using the other 2 pots. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Also,will I have to flip the magnet in one pickup for the prs style to work correctly?
    Thank you,
    Andy Mallory
    Ricks Answer to - wiring headache

    From: Rick Andrews
    To: dnanl@earthlink.net
    Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 1:00 PM

    OK Andy, I think you have split coil pickups since each have 4 wire leads. In my own personal way of thinking here I would probably want it as of the one master volume knob, then the three tone pots can be done as one tone for each pickup and is would be nice to use the V/T tone pot as master tone for the overall final output of the signal.

    In other words you would have individual pickup tone pots and one master volume, and one master tone control. That really works great so you can EQ the overall master tone to proper settings in different halls or places you play. Still keeping the different tone setting between pickups this enables you to change the overall output tone to match the acoustics of where you are. You don't have to change both pickup tone settings.

    I personally love that capability. Your V/T pot can be for your masters and the other separate pots can be the individual pickup tone controls. The magnets should be OK as is but one could experiment.
    Rick Andrews
    Andrews Guitar

    Hello, this is Rick Andrews owner of Andrews Guitar and a long time member of EvO:R. This section has been put together to help you with your guitar related questions. I did not agree to do this so I could simply plug my guitars, I did this so you could finally have answers to many of those burning questions you may have had about your guitar.
    We will discuss anything related to the guitar, so if you have a question about guitar construction, neck action, string height, pickups, simply send it to me and I'll answer your question on this open forum. Questions or comments email: askrick@evor.com

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