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Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!

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Ted Crocker's Mad Scientist Lab Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Tim Fleischer Jan 18. 38 Replies

Found at Handmade Music Clubhouse.  Need a diagram not here?  Just ask. Find…Continue

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Stuck. How do I attach the piezo discs?

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jan 13. 45 Replies

I have a two-disc piezo pick up to install in a tin. I've bored the hole in the side of the tin and got the jack outward pointing and in place but what do I do with the discs? What's the best way to…Continue

Winding/building a flatpup humbucker

Started by Robert Killen. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 2. 7 Replies

Truth is...I've been focusing on CBG acoustics. Electronics haven't interested me much. But now I have this Flathead box that just yells out "plug me in!"So here I go...I prefer the broad smooth…Continue

Best way to limit/eliminate excess noise with piezo's

Started by Carl. Last reply by Wayfinder Dec 30, 2015. 9 Replies

I put a set of the image shown ones in 'Texas Blues' and finally got around to plugging it in and in short even looking at it is picked up them.Apart from yanking them out what else can I use with…Continue

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Comment by Darryl Tuttle on January 17, 2016 at 4:43pm

Graham, I tried 9V battery with 12V illuminated switch, and it lit up..so now i know

Comment by Graham on January 17, 2016 at 12:24am

Darryl, most LED illuminated switches have options for a 2V LED so you just need to get the correct series resistor to make it work.

Comment by Wayfinder on January 16, 2016 at 10:07pm

BTW, to answer my question below... it was answered in another forum.  Another name for a "blender pot" is a "balance pot"... used very often on stereo sets to balance between speaker sides.  They're reasonably inexpensive-- about $2.50 each.  They don't take the place of a volume switch because they just decide how much of the available power goes to which side.  So they're used in addition to a volume switch but can be used to switch between two pickups (or between a mag and a piezo).  This considered, it may be just as easy to use two volume pots.

Comment by Wayfinder on January 16, 2016 at 10:03pm

Darryl, it will probably work, but it depends on the switch.  The illuminated part likely takes minimal power (LED), and the 12V is likely speaking of its limit, not its requirement. 

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on January 16, 2016 at 10:00pm

Do you think a 12V illuminated switch would work with 9V?

Comment by Paul Craig on December 30, 2015 at 2:18am

Smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com They changed their address on me. They have the large (24mm) dual gang pot (smooth shaft only for 2.50USD.

Comment by Wayfinder on December 29, 2015 at 7:00pm

You know, when I read guys talking here and other forums about "blender pots" I took it for granted such actually existed / were easily accessible.  I checked Mouser.com-- no results.  Smallbearelectronics.com is evidently out of business, as it redirects to various websites.

Ebay returned typical Ebay results-- hey, are you looking for standard pots, stacked pots, push pull pots.... gah.

Amazon.com was the only site I checked that produced actual blender pots-- at $95 a shot (and those were the cheap ones).

So I don't know what folks have been talking about when they mention blender pots-- but it either goes by another common name or they have lots more $$$ than I can afford for a single pot.

I recommend just using two interconnected pots and blend them manually.  That's how most gits work anyway.

Comment by Paul Craig on December 29, 2015 at 4:01pm

Mouser.com or Smallbearelectronics.com are the places I look for hard to find stuff and their prices are good. Don't know if they have the full-sized blender pots cause I haven't looked yet. If they don't have them it's because nobody makes them.

Comment by Paul Craig on December 29, 2015 at 3:56pm

Hahahaha

Comment by Wayfinder on December 29, 2015 at 3:32pm

Paul, go to Amazon.com and look up "blender pot" in musical instruments.   Then wade through the 10,835 listings for kitchen appliances.

 

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Stuck. How do I attach the piezo discs?

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Started by Monterey Aug 22, 2015. 0 Replies

How to connect mag pup with three wires direct to jack?

Started by Primitive Acoustics. Last reply by Primitive Acoustics Aug 20, 2015. 2 Replies

Placement for mag pup

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Habanera Hal Aug 18, 2015. 10 Replies

Piezo size and sound

Started by Dave S. Last reply by Gary W Apr 27, 2015. 10 Replies

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