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  1. #1

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    Help! [me with a project]

    I need some help with a project I want to do.

    I had recently (last 2months or so) modded from 9v to 18v.
    I did this with my Schecter Hellraiser C-1.

    Most people would say im a little over kill with my aggressive need for versatility. I would say I just want to be in total control.

    So, what i need help with is finding the right potentiometer for voltage attenuation in a tapped (up) position, and tone control in the untapped (down) position.

    I have a friend who is an engineer and he is going to supervise as I do this thing on my own. But I still need to find this part.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    my suggestion would be to put what you need in the title of the thread.

  3. #3

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    You'll need something more than a push pull pot to do that. A push pull pot IS NOT two stacked potentiometers, it is a potentiometer and a toggle switch. Why not just add a pot or do a 9/18 toggle switch? There may be a stacked potentiometer pair, but I've never looked for one

  4. #4

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    I'm fairly certain what you want isn't made. You may be able to find one if you google enough but I've never seen anything like it on any piece of hardware. You could possibly do a diagram with a push/pull pot which bypasses the tone circuit when down and bypasses the volume circuit when up. And uses the same pot to adjust each circuit. But I've never seen anyone do something like that, couldn't make that diagram for you myself, and you wouldn't be able to use them in conjunction.

    You should be able to find a double pot though with two separate controls stacked on top of each other. They're very common on active basses and would allow you to use a volume control and tone control in the same space at the same time.

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    I apologize for being an ass up front, but you are on a fools errand dude. Why would you even want to be able to switch on the fly? Sure some prefer 18V and 9V, but there is literally no one who DEMANDS the need to be able to switch on the fly. Even the guys over on the Sneap forum who are recording shit with thousands of dollars worth of gear do jury rigged harnesses when they do 18v vs. 9v shootouts. When it comes to distorted tones most prefer one or the other, I've never met anyone who needs both in the same guitar.

    I mean, it's highly possible you are playing the most progressive sophisticate Jazz Guitar (on a C1 Hellraiser) ever combined with ultra fast changes to raging shred metalcore with 8 finger tapping. I'm not questioning your need for versatility. But at the end of the day...

    I am questioning your need for versatility.

    ES-18 | Electric Guitar Pickups & Accessories - EMG Pickups

    ^ This is your best bet. No need to fuck with your guitar. Can do either 9v or 18v with minimal hassle.

  6. #6

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    And, yes, you should go for a stacked pot. I had one once before as a vol/tone, and it worked nicely.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Something like this:

    500K-500K Stacked Concentric Pot |

    …but, you might need a 25k, due to your active electronics.

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