Wiring options for VW

riverbluff

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I am getting ready to start wiring this thing up and I have a question.

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I am planning on using a 3 way switch, but should I go 1 vol 2 tone or 2 Vol 1 tone?

I have alway had LP or single Vol/Tone controls.  I would think that single vol/2 tone is more versitle. 

What say you all?

Thanks in advance.

Bill
 

Unwound G

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Woo..............nice guitar.

I would go for Vol-Tone-Tone seeing that it has a Strat control layout which really makes volume swells with the pinky a very useable feature.
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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I would go 2 volume 1 tone in both humbucker mode you can turn one bucker turned down or something like that and the tone is of course a master tone.
 

rockskate4x

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get a volume/tone concentric pot for each pickup and then a MASTER GAIN KNOB :headbang1: :headbang1: :headbang1:!!!
 

rockskate4x

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I'm totally joking... if you get two volumes and a master tone, than you can turn one volume down a bit and have an automatic boost when you hit the pickup switch... really nice for live situations. You can also use the switch as a killswitch when a vol knob is rolled down to 0.

This is just what I find useful. I hardly ever use a tone knob, so I would just have one master tone... or seriously go with a black ice or a midboost or some fancy crap like that... All I need is a pickup selector switch and a pair of volumes,  or a master volume and a pickup blend, when it comes to two humbuckers.
 

dudesweet157

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I had a vol/vol/tone on my VIP, but switched it to vol/tone/tone.  I'm one of those people that actually uses their tone knobs.  I set the neck pickup up so that it sounds great, but then the bridge is usually a little thin and ice picky.  Solution, roll the bridge tone down to 7 or 8.  Works great, sounds great, must be great.

Just my $0.02...

Rose
 

stratoholic77

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You could go Master Volume - Master Tone - Coil Split pot using a double ganged pot.  When you turn down you it would short out one of the coils on each pickup which would give you more tonal options.
 

rockskate4x

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Again, alot of this depends on the pickups your using... I don't usually use a tone knob, because I tend to choose pickups that are already warm and not overly bright, trebly, harsh, or for any reason in need of lots of tone moderating...

If your using a JB in the bridge or something similar, I would suggest two tone knobs, or one for the harshest pickup...

So what pickups are you using?
 

ocguy106

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I did 2v 2t for my guitar. I did 2 vol and then used a concentric pot for the 2 tones. worked out great I think. Altough the guitar was for my dad he doesn't really use the tones to much but I am sure if they weren't there he would miss them. If you don't want to go the concentric pot route I think I would do 1v 2t I think one volume makes it easier when you are switching pickups in the middle of  the song to keep the volumes matched.
 
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