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View Poll Results: What should I do with the push-pull switch?

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  • Standard 5-way + add bridge to any selection

    4 21.05%
  • Series-parallel on the bridge humbucker?

    8 42.11%
  • Add a volume boost?

    4 21.05%
  • Something else cool (tell us below)

    5 26.32%
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Thread: Poll: Cool things to do with a push-pull switch!

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    Poll: Cool things to do with a push-pull switch!

    So I'm building a new pickguard for my Silhouette Special, replacing the stock single coils with DiMarzio Areas and I bought new pots, including a push-pull.

    So what should I do with the push-pull? Vote in the poll above!

    I'm still jetlagged so brain not working great. I'm crowd-sourcing yours, so give me some ideas.
    Last edited by DrKev; 01-12-2018 at 07:57 AM.
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    Series / Parallel, wish I didn’t sell my Reflex, ;( it was a great addition to that guitar

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    Great! Thans EJ. Vote!
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    I don't see Blow/blower switch on yer list (sends full bridge pup straight to output, bypasses all other circuits regardless of settings...like having the bridge pup wired direct to output)
    I've done this, along with the add pup and the series/parallel on different gittars.
    All depends on what you want / what's missing for you.
    *fwiw, I really prefer using S/P rather than coil splits since I discovered it....
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    What EJ said! Wish I still had my white Reflex HT. I was an IDIOT for selling it.
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    I use my push/pull pot to activate my flame thrower!

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    All of the above!
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    I'd probably use the push/pull (make it a push/push!) for splitting the bridge (using the Silent Circuit), rather than series/parallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I'd probably use the push/pull (make it a push/push!) for splitting the bridge (using the Silent Circuit), rather than series/parallel.
    I was going to say earlier that you ought to do a push/push instead! Soooo much more convenient.

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    My Luke has the db boost on the volume knob as a push pull feature. Very handy for playing live.

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    I had a voucher, they didn't have push-push in stock, I can get it later if need be. Honestly whatever I do (unless it's a boost) it'll probably be a studio convenience for me, rather than a live on stage kind of thing, so no big deal right now.

    Thanks so much for all the suggestions. Keep 'em coming!
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    I hear a bigger difference in sound with series/parallel than split plus it stays humbucking.
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    Maybe consider a Push Push? Definitely makes the volume boost on my Luke III easier to use, as you just press down to turn it on, and press town to turn it off.

    Mine however is on the tone knob, not the volume knob like they are now.
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    Iím not into splitting humbuckers into single coils.

    But being a Tele player, I do like the sound of the bridge and neck combined.

    So I voted for option #1.

    If youíve ever found your neck pickup to lack clarity and get a little muddy when you lower the guitars volume control, you might use that switch to remove the tone control from the circuit.
    Last edited by Lewguitar; 01-13-2018 at 05:58 AM.

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    The loss of treble when you roll off the volume control is actually due to cable capacitance, and an appropriately chosen treble bleed mod does a good job of fixing that issue. I've been running circuit simulations on exactly this problem to find the best solution. I think I have but that's another thread. But yes, higher tone pot value or no tone pot lessens the issue (which is why if people mix pot value in a guitar I always recommend the higher value goes on the tone pot).

    But yes, I have been mulling a direct-to-jack mod on the push-pull for max volume and clarity. And I also love the tele in between sound (which is stock stock wiring in the middle position of a Silhouette Special is split humbucker + neck, I modded that further to full humbucker + neck for even more squank).
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