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    Just Thinking Out Loud (McCarty II)

    Hey Everyone,

    Well, I've had it a couple of months now, playing it passive without batteries, and am wondering if it could be re-wired to work without ever needing batteries by removing the PCB, substituting a conventional tone control for the blender, and using the mini-toggle as a coil tap. Would that configuration even be possible? Also, I'm pretty handy with a soldering gun, but would it be virtual brain surgery? Other than the battery issue, I really like the guitar. It sounds absolutely great in passive mode.

    Many Thanks,
    prsatlast

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    Hey Everyone,

    Well, I've had it a couple of months now, playing it passive without batteries, and am wondering if it could be re-wired to work without ever needing batteries by removing the PCB, substituting a conventional tone control for the blender, and using the mini-toggle as a coil tap. Would that configuration even be possible? Also, I'm pretty handy with a soldering gun, but would it be virtual brain surgery? Other than the battery issue, I really like the guitar. It sounds absolutely great in passive mode.

    Many Thanks,
    prsatlast
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    This is exactly what I did with a McCarty II. I replaced the entire wiring harness so I could keep the original innerds as intact as possible. I ended up selling it with DGT pickups installed and the original parts along with a wiring schematic.
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