G&L Bluesboy question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by crossbones, May 10, 2015.

  1. crossbones

    crossbones Member

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    Hi,

    I have a Bluesboy tele with humbucker in the neck.
    Was hating the Seth Lover and replaced it with a little bit more powerful Ducan, and it's much better.
    Is there a simple way to change the pot value to a higher resistance when switching to the neck pickup?
    I would like a little more brightness from the Humbucker.
    4 or 5 way switch?
     
  2. NoahL

    NoahL Member

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    There are diagrams for this. You want a 500k volume pot and to add a 500k resistor from the switch lug for the single coil to a ground location. This way the bridge pickup only discerns 250k, not the 500k that the HB sees. I thought this worked really nicely for me on a bluesboy with the G&L neck HB. You might want to go back to the Duncan just to see if you like it more at that point. It's a nice pickup that might give you something the Duncan doesn't.
     

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