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I'm sure this has been covered at length already but is there a simplish way to blend a piezo and magnetic pickup in a single output jack? I was thinking that some kind of blend pot rather than a selector switch would make it easier to compensate for the different signal strengths of the different pickups, but really I don't know anything about electronics... If it makes a difference the magnetic pickup I have is a humbucker type that I'd like to add options for split, parallel and series but that seems straightforward enough to do...
you can use a blend pot
I have used these off ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Dual-B250K-Blend-Balance-Pot-Potentiome... they take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
On my next build (whenever I get around to it) I want to give this idea a try where you use 1N5817 diodes on the pot so you can use then direct without the need of an extra blend pot. http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/stratocaster-discussion-forum/13405... I don't know if it will work okay with a piezo but cannot see any reason why it shouldn't.
in my experience that circuit (that David put up) works better when you leave the earth off..
otherwise at each extreme you get nothing..
i also buy plenty of balance pots from ebay, i use em for two in one tone controls too
Is it possible to use two volume pots and run them in parallel?
I'm thinking this is what I want to do on one of my current builds. This is all pretty new to me so my question is this... can I use a 250K pot for volume with my 500k Bourns Blend pot? And is there a schematic somewhere!?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks everyone for your help, I was expecting it to be less straightforward than that but if the only difficulty would be that one pickup would be louder than the other then the blend pot should be able to take care of that...