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help creating Mr. Gagons Megaton

Postby grouse789 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:57 pm

hey gang, long time lurker, recent poster. I have here an L series MFD 4 string pickup (the old version without the BLUE wire). I plan on routing it into a P bass body in an approximate "Kiloton" position. The P pickup will be gone. Ok, here come my questions!

1. With the MFD non blue wire pickup can I create the "Megaton" bass that Paul posted about? viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2816&start=0

Thank you all in advance! Im super excited to try it.
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Re: help creating Mr. Gagons Megaton

Postby Ken Baker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:51 pm

grouse789 wrote:1. With the MFD non blue wire pickup can I create the "Megaton" bass that Paul posted about? viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2816&start=0


As to your question: yes you can use a non-K pickup. Connect as shown in Paul's diagram, ignoring the blue lead.

Note that the "Megaton" is a two pickup bass. If what you're after is a single pickup bass, you'll need to "remove" the neck pickup from the circuit. This will mean removing the pickup and the pickup select switch, then adjusting the wiring as needed.

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Re: help creating Mr. Gagons Megaton

Postby grouse789 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:09 am

Thank you Ken, I look forward to this project!
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Re: help creating Mr. Gagons Megaton

Postby grouse789 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 am

Hey Ken, So I have a little more time this week. To do this properly, I am guessing I need an 'on/off/on" DPDT switch for the f. coil/ series HB/ r. coil selector?
Also, I am liking the idea of two pickups as designed by P. Gagon. However, I would prefer a stacked volume knob instead of a 3 way switch. Would a CTS 500K+500K be best?
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Re: help creating Mr. Gagons Megaton

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 am

The switches are both ON-ON-ON. The big one is a C&K 7411SYZQE. The small one is a C&K 7211SYZQE.

As to to pots: You'll do better to use 250K pots, as the 500K will brighten things up some. I know a 250K stacked audio taper pot will be tough to source, so you may not be able to stack.

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