Hey there, long time lurker, first time poster.
A little more than a year ago a friend of mine gave me a Dean MLX7 that was in "scavenge any usable parts" condition. It's missing a few essentials and the owner before him routed the bridge position for an emg. Luckily, a 707 was included as well because otherwise I probably wouldn't even bother with this project.
So anyway recently there have been some talks about my band going seven string and I figured to test the waters I could fix the Dean up as cheaply as possible.
I have a pretty simple setup in mind but I can't find any diagrams for exactly what I was thinking and some of the similar ones I've seen included a resistor. I figured I'd try to get some one on one help for this before I blow a bunch of time and money on something that won't work.
I was thinking single emg to a killswitch to the jack and also wiring the circuit between the jack and the battery to the killswitch. So I could leave it plugged in without draining the battery so long as the killswitch was flipped. Has anybody tried this before? I'm mostly worried about the two things on one switch interfering with each other.
Sorry for the wall of text.
Wirelessly posted (like MAGIC!)
With an active pickup, all you really need to do is lift the connection between the battery's negative terminal and the ground. No power = no sound.