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ID: 160 — M1-PCB

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Product Description

ID: 160M1-PCB

This M1-PCB is designed to simplify all your Jimmy Page upgrade projects, as well as all other electric guitar and bass upgrade projects that use a push-pull pot or mini-toggle switch.

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M1-PCB (M1 Printed Circuit Board) is a multi-purpose product that simplifies electric guitar and bass wiring projects and reduces wiring mistakes.

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.

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.

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)

What You Get

Only the M1-PCB is being sold. Does not include push-pull pots or mini-toggle switches. They are used to show how the M1-PCB is mounted to these components to simplify your wiring efforts.

Tools You Need

You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).

Supporting Documents

The following documents apply to this product. They are also available on our document library page.

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Other Information

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.