Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

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Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

Postby firebirdjake on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:26 pm

Good day- seeking advice here, I am putting a humbucker (R pos) and a Lace sensor blue in a guitar to fight noise and get a thicker (and hopefully better) sound. It's a Squier tele and on first install the 250k controls have the Angus Young humbucker sounding like an old EB-0.
Everything I have read reccomends the 250s for the Lace Sensor, however.
Should I just pitch the tone pot in the citcular filing cabinet and run seperate volume pots (500hb/250ls) to avoit the "ice pick in the ear effect which I ASSume connecting the LS to the 500k would yield?
Very much thanks for any suggestions."'
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Re: Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

Postby firebirdjake on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:36 pm

oops- avoiD :oops:
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Re: Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

Postby firebirdjake on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:36 pm

Misbehaving device, sorry :POd:
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Re: Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

Postby 57lpjr on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:35 pm

Try the separate volume pots. If you add a 4-way switch you have a ton of options. When the two pickups are combined you can dial either pickup, or both, in and out.
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Re: Mixing a 'bucker and lace sensor

Postby firebirdjake on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:37 am

Aaaahhhh sooo...

Sort of a Fender blender :lol: kinda affair.
Was going to use a switching pot to split the coils but hmmm... that 4 way s witch idea...
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