Who needs a Variac switch?

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  1. shreddy bender

    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on Facebook. No idea of brand but am assuming it's a demo guitar for Duncan pickups. FB_IMG_1480635821363.jpg

    Neato!
     
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    Cool 1 Shreddy,,,,,,,,,, Maybe t!hat is how Rory Gallagher got his sound!
     
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    Is this motorized ? Like a Leslie ?


    Kiddin'
     
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    and i thought id seen it all,amazing
     
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    I saw it today too. I wasn't sure if it was real.
     
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    ROFL!
    That was my very first thought when I saw the picture!
     
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    is it a seymourcaster or a fenderduncan?

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    Oooooh! Put Triple Shots on THAT! :drool:
     
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    What are"triple shots'?
     
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    Sorry Raiyn. I only get out so often and it would appear I'm built too low to the ground... All the good ones go over my head!:smile:
     
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    It's all good Shreddy. They're fun, unnecessary for most folks IMHO, but I've no regrets about installing them. I just like having options.
     
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    Whatsa Triple shot?
     
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    I am guessing based on your prior pic with The Lady, but it wasn't till now that I saw those switches. Curious about how that works, gets wired etc
     
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    Guess mr impatient will beat raiyn to it

     
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    Ah yes... this would be the"Lazy Susan" model.

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    Lol^↑^^^^^
     
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    Oddly enough, I do have a life off the board. :p

    SWMBO and I went to the Tampa Bay Auto Show to test sit some cars, and afterwards went to the in-laws for dinner and tree decoration.

    Anyway, the first video covers the sounds OK, so you have the general idea behind them.

    This is the diagram I made (and ultimately used) when I was trying to wrap my head around the differences in the installation between Carvin and Seymour Duncan. (At least in terms of the wire colors)
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    Carvin's screw vs slug (North / South) polarity orientation is opposite Gibbo / SD "normal". Perhaps the "hot coil" positioning is where it would be on a Gibbo / SD but they had to swap the slugs and screws for patent reasons?

    Probably did it just to make crap difficult for guys like me.:facepalm:

    The two screws on the pickup ring side is the Low E side from all I've seen so the switches went on that "2 screw side".

    This sets me up with an orientation which happened to be screws toward the neck and bridge but with the opposite polarity.

    So instead of (from bridge) SN NS, I've got NS SN.
    {End of edited copypasta} relevant links here and here

    What I didn't do, that I should have, was swap the North and South connections relative to the board to reflect the "backwards" polarity of the Carvin pickup. Rookie mistake, and luckily minor enough not to fix given the tiny ass wires and contact patches involved.

    Ultimately, what this means for me (at least) is that Series and Parallel are the same as "Standard" but my Front and Rear positions are reversed. Not a big deal since The Lady is NFS.
     
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