vwjodyme wrote:Thanks for the explanation Pete!
I've been going back and forth between dc 145 (w/middle p/u) or a dc 400 (w/ active ctrls and a piezo). i think i am leaning torwards the 400 with the same thought...that i can always have it jerry-fied at some piont later.
Here's 'something you might consider if you are currently ordering a Carvin.
I have an idea that I haven't ran by a Carvin tech yet to see if this is possible, but...
Ya know how they won't do Active Electronics with 3-pick-up configs?...
Well how about this..
Put a 3rd humbucker in the middle position, and then connect the neck pickup and middle pickup to a switch that takes the place of the Phase Switch, such that you have Active Electroncs with a max of two pickups at a time (per Carvin rules), but you use that switch to select between the neck or middle pickup.
You would then use the existing 3 way switch for: [bridge, bridge/middle, middle], or, [bridge, bridge/neck, neck].
You would need to add one more switch for the single-coil/humbucker on the middle pickup.
You would still have the option of pulling up on the Master Volume to defeat the Active electronics, which gives you basically a whole 'nuther tonal pallette to "draw" from.
You no longer have a Phase Switch, which is no loss for any self-respectin' Jerry guy.
(If it's a Bobby rig you might seriously consider keeping the Phase Switch).