Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby jackevorkian » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:08 pm

I think I have enough parts/enclosures lying around to put one of these together. The only thing I am not sure of is the wiring to make the whole thing switchable from an OBEL guitar to a non-OBEL guitar.

Can anyone describe how it gets wired...or even better, is there a diagram/schematic floating around?
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:04 pm

jackevorkian wrote:I think I have enough parts/enclosures lying around to put one of these together. The only thing I am not sure of is the wiring to make the whole thing switchable from an OBEL guitar to a non-OBEL guitar.

Can anyone describe how it gets wired...or even better, is there a diagram/schematic floating around?


I'm not really sure what your trying to do. I might be missing something, but when you flip the OBEL toggle switch, on the guitar, the OBEL is bypassed and it is a non OBEL guitar.
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby jackevorkian » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:31 pm

When you flip the toggle to "off" on your OBEL guitar, you are then going straight to the amp...which is the point. But when you plug in a different guitar (without all the fancy OBEL wiring), like your average Telecaster, you can't go through your effects board without moving a few cables around...because your effects are tied to a send/return loop that is tied to the TRS jack. Regular guitars just have a mono jack.

I'd like to build a floor pedal for routing the cables that has a toggle to allow you to use either an OBEL or non-OBEL wired guitar and still be able to use all your pedals without any rewiring...something like the Godfrey Daniels HubBub or The Wheel by AO. I'd also like to add the capability of it acting as true bypass effects loop when using a non-OBEL guitar.
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby Pete B. » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:07 pm

There are two outboard buffer pedals (made by Waldo) in this thread (scroll down to pics).
I have used mine with several different Guitars and Pedal Steels.
I still want to get a nice Jerry clone guitar someday, but 'till then the pedal works great for me.
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby petcat » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:01 pm

Well,
Here's the one I made and use. It's worked out pretty well so far. Has a manual toggle switch though and isn't true bypass. You might be able to add in one of the swell Clickless jobbies:

http://www.jackdeville.com/clickless_switch.php

There are a bunch of 3PDT footswitches available out there - Good Luck!

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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby jackevorkian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:23 am

^^^^awesome...thanks!
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby gr8fl4295 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:14 pm

I'm looking for this diagram as well.
Any help??

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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

Postby jackevorkian » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:47 pm

I ended up building one and it works great. I'll dig up the schematic that I used.
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Re: Is there a schematic for a switchable OBEL junction box?

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