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 Post subject: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:09 am 
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Hello EC Mid Boost's fans!
I make my own electronic schemas. I have 2 Strat (standard and deluxe). The standard has 3 Lace Hot Gold with EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes. Get the schematic in PDF format in my website (link below).
http://www.wix.com/savio_goncalves/savio-goncalves


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 Post subject: Re: My Standar with Ative/Passive - EC Mid Boost
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:12 am 
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Did you have the Hot Gold set with the hot bridge pickup?


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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:13 am 
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Yes, exactly. See picture in my website above.


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 Post subject: Re: My Standar with Ative/Passive - EC Mid Boost
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:08 pm 
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chromeface wrote:
Did you have the Hot Gold set with the hot bridge pickup?


Yes, exactly. The bridge pickup is more strong than others. This set works fine with EC Mid Boost. The schematic is in my website.


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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:45 am 
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I don't care much using the midboost with hot overwound pickups either as a single or humbucking format, they could slam the front end of your amp and damage your ears. Also, they overpower your sound with excessive mids, which make the boost sounding too brutal.

If you're fond of scorching metal leads, the hot bridge pickup and the 25dB boost are just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:51 am 
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savio wrote:
Yes, exactly. See picture in my website above.


The volume knob reminds me the S-1 switch, though the functions are different. Also, there's a flashing LED indicating that the active preamp is turned on.


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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
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Did you see the picture? Yes, it's a S-1 pot, and there is a led too.
The wiring diagram is in the website for download.
I got a good combination: lace sensor gold with EC midboost.
I also had a certain distrust of the kit but with this setting and more my Marshall AVT-150X amp sounds great. And if the active sound kit bother me I have the option of returning to the passive circuit.


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chromeface wrote:
Also, they overpower your sound with excessive mids, which make the boost sounding too brutal.

Do you know why it was not too brutal? Because I use this guitar with no pedals in my Marshall amp AVT150​​. Only with the footswitch that came with it. When I change to the active circuit it works exactly as if I were using, for example, a Boss Super Over Drive to push the amp. The sustain is incredible. The notes sounds endless. Practically the same sustain of my Gibson Les Paul.


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You've combined the S-1 with the TBX/MDX tone shaping circuits.

With this thing you'll get a wide array of series/parallel/out of phase wiring options to choose from, plus the mid boost and treble enhancer for increased versatility.

I'm sure you got the advice from Andybighair to obtain this killer combination - which is not dissimilar to James Tyler's famous "lead/rhythm circuit with Demeter mid boost preamp, preset and bypass".

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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
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chromeface wrote:
You've combined the S-1 with the TBX/MDX tone shaping circuits.

Actually, I'm using a 250k no load pot instead of TBX tone that is in the my wiring diagram. But TBX works fine too.
chromeface wrote:
With this thing you'll get a wide array of series/parallel/out of phase wiring options to choose from, plus the mid boost and treble enhancer for increased versatility.

It's true. Tell me more about your strat above. I imagine it can do several sound combinations (split coils, parallel, etc.), right? Don't you think the operation may be a little difficult while live performing? In my old wiring diagrams I did these things: many switch keys, push-pull, etc., but when I realized that in live performances it was a little difficult to work this way, I opted for most single wirings.


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chromeface wrote:
I'm sure you got the advice from Andybighair to obtain this killer combination - which is not dissimilar to James Tyler's famous "lead/rhythm circuit with Demeter mid boost preamp, preset and bypass".


Who is Andybighair? I found the website http://www.tylerguitars.com/, trough Google's search for James Tyler. The pickups of him are more expensive than DiMarzio! They are really good?


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 Post subject: Re: EC Mid Boost with Active/Passive modes
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Who is Andybighair?


Andy and Martian are our wiring schematic experts. Andy provided us a diagram for the S-1/TBX-Midboost wiring scheme, which is not dissimilar to yours.

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The pickups of him are more expensive than DiMarzio! They are really good?


I've heard a few clips from those JT pickups, they sounded good enough in my ears. Personally I liked pretty much the Hot Laura/Supercharged Studebaker combo, it's a killer. Prices may skyrocket a lot, which is normal for "boutique" pickups and accessories.

I've seen a bunch Fenders fitted with Suhr pickups several times on the Internet. Recently I saw a Strat Plus modded with Studio Elite features on eBay.


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