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ajdover
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1017
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

Folks,

Anyone have a copy of the installation instructions for a 3 way Q-switch on an Essence? I got the switch today, but didn't get the instructions. My guess is it was just a simple oversight, no biggie, but rather than bother Mica for it (I know she's busier than a one-armed paperhanger!) if anyone can hook a brother up, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,

Alan
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3134
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

HI Alan,
You will find .pdf instructions here ; Is this the correct file that you need ?
http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/13732.html?1099373700

Wolf

(Message edited by sonicus on December 02, 2013)
ajdover
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1018
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

Wolf,

I think so. I see its for a SPDT (single pole, double throw) switch. Will this work with a three way Q? My guess is yet, but someone smarter than me needs to chime in .... ;-)

Thanks,

Alan
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3135
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post

Alan, what is the contact description for the switch that you have ?
I noticed SPDT as well ____.
Perhaps the above instructions are for an older version ? I do not know what the current version is. The above is what I found on this site .
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 275
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

3 position would be similar, but probably uses either a 3 position (on-off-on) SPDT or possibly a DPDT on-on-on. Been a little too long since my days at the Mothership so I don't remember which.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3137
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

Thanks , my thoughts were as per your description. I was just helping for the search. I am sure Mica will chime in and tell it like it really is ____
ojo
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Username: ojo

Post Number: 78
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post

I just bought and installed one of these, lemme know if you want me to scan my instructions - they are a basically the same as the one linked above.

Oh, and I think the three position switch is on-on-on.
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1019
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post

Ojo,

That would be great if you could scan and send them to me, or post a link to it! Thanks!

Alan
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 276
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Adding the scan to the club knowledge base would be swell.
ojo
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Username: ojo

Post Number: 79
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post

All right, I'll scan the instructions tomorrow, and I'm happy to post it to the forum as well. Share the wealth, that's what I say!

Joe
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3145
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

That would be really cool and swell as well !

Thanks
lidon2001
Senior Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 524
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

3 way switch:
3wqy
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1635
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post

You know, I can make a good connection, but my soldering doesn't really look like that..........

Peter
ajdover
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1020
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post

Joe,

You're the man, and many thanks!

Alan
ajdover
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1021
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

Joe - get a chance to scan the instructions yet?
ojo
Member
Username: ojo

Post Number: 80
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Sorry for the delay, I just emailed the instructions to you, Alan.

I've got to reduce the size of the pdf, and I'll upload it once I make it smaller.

Joe
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1022
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:12 pm:   Edit Post

Well ... got the 3 way Q-switch installed today ... my tech installed it backwards (all the way up for max boost) but, that's OK. It works, and I've got to say there is a HUGE difference in tonal possibilities. Anyone with an Essence or similarly equipped Alembic - spend the $60 and get this done. It is well worth it, trust me.
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 214
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

Alan,
I installed a 3 way on my Persuader. Best $60 spent on her. Also 3 way is the way to go. In fact I use the mid position more than the full boost.
Pete
ojo
Member
Username: ojo

Post Number: 81
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post

Alan,

I installed mine the same way. Towards me for max Q, towards the floor for no boost. Once you start using it, it won't make a lick of difference.

Out of curiosity, do you notice that your tone has a bit more treble when you select either the 3 or 6 DB on the Q, and the filter is wide open?

Joe

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