Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

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What should the extra switch on my Lead project do?

On/Off (Kill Switch)
1
11%
Series/Parallel
3
33%
Split the Humbucker
3
33%
Phase
2
22%
 
Total votes: 9

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Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by stevejamsecono » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Hey Friends,

Getting around to assembling my Fender Lead project and have decided to go with the classic two switch control scheme. The first will be a three way toggle between the positions (H-S if anyone was curious), but the second 2 way switch is pretty up in the air.

What do ya'll think? I've had a kill switch on a guitar before and it was fun for live use. I think the Split for the Humbucker might not work with the one I chose as it's pretty low output. I had phase on my original Lead and although I did find uses for the sound I wouldn't say it's something I'd use all the time. Series/Parallel is new territory for me.

What say ye?!
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Re: Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:25 pm

High pass filter!

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Re: Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by adamrobertt » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:42 pm

Splitting the humbucker seems to be the most useful for me, so that's what I went with. I initially thought that a killswitch could be cool, but in practicality I don't think I've ever actually needed one. I can just step on my tuner or turn the volume knob down if I need to be quiet.

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Re: Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by stevejamsecono » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:44 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:25 pm
High pass filter!
Tell me more about this!
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Re: Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by stevejamsecono » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:44 pm

adamrobertt wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Splitting the humbucker seems to be the most useful for me, so that's what I went with. I initially thought that a killswitch could be cool, but in practicality I don't think I've ever actually needed one. I can just step on my tuner or turn the volume knob down if I need to be quiet.
I tended to use it more for on/off trem style effects on my last guitar. I think its proximity to the other switch on this guitar might make that more difficult, though.
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Re: Extra Switch Usage Poll for my Lead Project

Post by solfege » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:53 pm

stevejamsecono wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:44 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:25 pm
High pass filter!
Tell me more about this!
Basically, the Jaguar strangle switch. Which gets you a different version of 'bright' tone than a bridge pickup. The classic Dick Dale surf sound is probably the Jag neck pickup with the high pass filter on. It's also awesome for cleaning up a muddy sound when using thick fuzz pedals and stuff.

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