NECK SELECTOR SWITCH

chowlee

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In building a doubleneck guitar/bass I incorporated 2 output jacks and a switch to select neck output.  I want to switch one way and have only the guitar audible, another & have both, and one way to only have the bass. Is this possible with dual output jacks.  I would really appreciate a response from anyone who knows.  I have received several answers online but none were correct.  Thanks in advance :guitaristgif:
 

-CB-

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regular gibson/switchcraft toggle works for that - think of each "instrument" as a pickup and wire accordingly
 

chowlee

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I used the electronics(intact) from both a bass and a guitar to build the doubleneck and let the local guitar shop do the rewiring. The guitar has 2 controls and a 3 way toggle switch. this works like it should.  The bass has 3 controls. It works like it should.  I have the switch you guys suggest but the best The Guitar Shop can do is: up-both on, middle-both on, down-bass off, guitar on.  I'm thinking the problem is (including my ignorance), the use of 2 output jacks?  Maybe The Guitar Shop?
 

dbw

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I think I understand what you're asking... He wants separate bass and guitar outputs, and a 3-way that turns one or both of the outputs on.  Yes, you can do that with a DP3T switch.  I don't have time to draw you a diagram right now but I can do it tomorrow.  I think the problem is that you need a more sophisticated switch.
 

jackthehack

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You needn't have used 2 output jacks; CB & I were talking about wiring the output of each side of the double neck to a Gibson style 3-way and you would toggle either side or both in the middle position to a single output jack
 

dbw

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jackthehack said:
You needn't have used 2 output jacks; CB & I were talking about wiring the output of each side of the double neck to a Gibson style 3-way and you would toggle either side or both in the middle position to a single output jack

Yeah, that would be easier... but that's for a 12/6 or something.  For the 4/6 you want to send the two outputs to two different amps.
 

chowlee

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you're right DBW, the dual output jacks are for the effects of different amps and thanks in advance for the diagrams and info.
 

dbw

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Okay, here's how to do it.  You need a DPDT on/on/on switch, probably available at radioshack, or here http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/SWM23C/Mini_SwitchDouble_Pole_ONONON__Chrome.html

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2 -> bass controls
5 -> guitar controls
1 -> bass output
6 -> guitar output

If that doesn't make sense to you no problem, just show the guys at your shop.  If they can't understand you need to find a better shop.  :laughing7:

Good luck, and show us some pics of that doubleneck!
 

chowlee

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Sorry, I copied it from a post on Guitar Forums and pasted it here.  It works over there.

Charlie
 
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