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ID: 160 M1-PCB
This M1-PCB is designed to simplify all your electric guitar and bass upgrade projects that use a push-pull pot or mini-toggle switch.
Does wiring tiny push-pull pot or mini-toggle switch terminals cause you grief?
Can Electric Guitar and Bass Upgrade Wiring Really Be Simplified?
Ask yourself these three questions.
- Do you want to simplify your electric guitar and bass upgrade wiring?
- Does soldering wires on tiny switch pins frustrate you?
- Do those Jimmy Page (or other) "Upgrade from Hell" projects give you heartburn?
We have The Simple Solution for you.
Our new M1-PCB (M1 Printed Circuit Board) is a multi-purpose product that simplifies electric guitar and bass wiring projects and reduces wiring mistakes. This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" products.
The M1-PCB is ideal for all your pickup or other switching projects where DPDT mini toggle switch -or- push-pull potentiometer components are used. It solves the frustrating problem of connecting and soldering wires to six very tiny switch pins. You just solder the component to the M1-PCB, then you solder wires to the circuit board and they are electrically connected to one of the six tiny pins.
With each M1-PCB, you also get six UY2 solderless connectors to give you EZ-Connect capability. You insert your wires, squeeze the button with pliers and the electrical connection is reliably made. This means that your effort at wiring the six very tiny switch pins of your push-pull pot or DPDT mini toggle switch cannot get any simpler than this.
You can select which "personality" it should take on, merely by cutting clearly marked traces on the M1-PCB circuit board (yellow circles have been added to the pictures to show where the "A" or "B" cuts are made.)
Personality #1: Pickup coil phase reversal. Solder a standard DPDT mini-toggle switch or push-pull pot component onto the M1-PCB and cut one "A" board trace. Now you can solder black and red wire pairs directly to the M1-PCB. These wires can be directly connected to both the pickup coil and the input circuit so you can turn the pickup coil Off or On; in either normal-phase or reverse phase. The M1-PCB has an on-board "crossover" circuit so you don't need to hand wire it. You can also use this personality with either of the following components.
- DPDT (On-Off-On) mini toggle switch for both On-Off and phase switching control.
- DPDT (On-None-On) mini toggle switch -or- a push-pull pot for just phase switching control.
Personality #2: Put two pickup coils in series. Solder a standard DPDT push-pull pot or DPDT (On-None-On) mini toggle switch component onto the M1-PCB and cut two "B" board traces. Now you can solder black and red wire pairs directly to the board. This configuration lets you "span" two pickup coils to put them into a series circuit.
Personality #3: Universal connections. When you cut all three traces (one "A" trace and two "B" traces), you electrically isolate each of the six switch terminals of either the DPDT mini toggle switch or push-pull pot component so they can be used for any wiring application. This lets you quickly connect or jumper any of the switch terminals. The point-to-point hand wiring is simplified because the wires are attached to the circuit board and electrically connected to the switch component terminals.
The M1-PCB has six separate wire solder connections on the printed circuit board (labeled R1, R2, R3 and B1, B2, B3) that electrically connect to each terminal. This means that you can use a Red and Black wiring scheme to visually define any needed pickup coil polarity requirements. Although a powered hand Dremel tool with diamond bit is ideal to cut the "A" and "B" circuit board traces, they can also be cut using an Exacto blade. Typical wiring examples are on our website Document Library page (see Document # 4b)
Here Is What Is Included
- One (ID: 160a) M1-PCB board for push-pull pot and mini-toggle switch wiring
- Wiring instructions are available at our website Document Library
(View the product installation and use instructions HERE.) (see Document # 4b)
Only the M1-PCB is being sold. Does not include push-pull pots or mini-toggle switches used to show how the M1-PCB is mounted to these components to simplify your wiring efforts.
Tools You Need To Assemble and Install This Product
To install this product, you may need one or more of the following tools (not supplied with purchase). Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the purchase, installation and use of this product.
- Soldering iron (25 watt is recommended) with fine tip, rosin core solder
- Wire cutters / wire strippers, regular pliers
- Small needle nose pliers
- Ohmmeter to measure continuity
To Purchase this Product
Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery. Shipping Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.
Notes: Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.
This switching system cannot be used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.
Active (i.e., battery-powered) pickups manufactured by Bartolini, EMG, Seymour Duncan, etc. will not work with our growing family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. These active pickups use a design that prevents any of the pickups from being put into series because it sends -9VDC back to the first pickup, shorting out the circuit. Although some manufacturers now sell "add on" products to give you some of the functionality that our products automatically provide, this design limits their versatility and increases the cost to the musician. Many people who have tried these products remove them because they are "too sterile sounding". Anything that uses batteries will likely go dead at a crucial time - like when you're performing or in the recording studio. Bill Lawrence was right when he said, "Batteries belong in flashlights."