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Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:05 am
by Arretju
Sorry about that, Fred, is it that bad? I don't understand schematics hahaha.

Gr Arjan

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:29 am
by deltafred
Arretju wrote:Sorry about that, Fred, is it that bad? I don't understand schematics hahaha.

Gr Arjan


No it's not that bad, I just understand schematics far better.

I've got a few minutes free now after a very hectic weekend so I will sit down and draw it out.

fred

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:36 am
by deltafred
Arjan

There was only one thing I spotted and you had already mentioned it. The bridge pickup green lead needs isolating from ground and taking to the bridge balance pot.

Apart from that everything looks ok. I could have missed something of course.

fred

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:14 am
by Arretju
Hi Fred,

Again, thanks a lot man, I really appreciate your help! I'll just go ahead with this diagram, let's hope it works. I'll let you know!

Arjan

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:47 am
by modern man
Why the people always forget to post the result of their proyects? :| I mean, it's the most important thing: Was it worthwhile or not?

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:47 am
by Arretju
You're right, I'm sorry.

It's still under construction actually. I tried to make it work but kept getting a groundloophum. I think I will install a complete new pre-amp with a 3band eq and a balancepot.

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:37 am
by deltafred
modern man wrote:Why the people always forget to post the result of their proyects? :| I mean, it's the most important thing: Was it worthwhile or not?

Some of my projects last for 20+ years so no panic for results. :)

Arretju wrote:...
It's still under construction actually. I tried to make it work but kept getting a groundloophum....

Have you checked the bridge earth, that has a nasty habit of going high resistance and causing problems.

Ken has an excellent article on bridge earthing here http://www.bassesbyleo.com/bridge_grounding.html

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:10 pm
by Kostaboda
I have experienced the volume difference. I am not sure what the difference between series and parallel is. Can someone help me with that? This thread is mesmerizing to me but I don't have the fundamentals to really understand it.

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:44 pm
by Ken Baker
Kostaboda wrote:I have experienced the volume difference. I am not sure what the difference between series and parallel is. Can someone help me with that? This thread is mesmerizing to me but I don't have the fundamentals to really understand it.


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Heh...

It's really pretty simple.

Each humbucking pickup is made of two separate coils. If we use both coils, we interconnect the coils either side by side (parallel) or one after the other (series). Here's a pic, crudely scrawled by yours truly just minutes ago with my very own Sharpie. The loopy things are coils.

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This is, quite obviously, an overly simplified drawing. But if you were to break out what the series/parallel switch on your L series is actually doing, this is what you'd end up with. Mostly. Except it would look better. And comments from the peanut gallery on, "Who the hell is Jack?!" will be soundly ignored. :o

Ken...

Re: Equal volume on Series and Parallel selection L2Kx Tribu

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:17 pm
by Kostaboda
awesome, thank you. My understand (ignorant as it is) was the humbuckers were all parallel, that's what made them not hum. Series just seems like one bigger single coil to me. ?