Best Treble Bleed for P-90s??

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by GenoVox, Feb 4, 2008.


  1. GenoVox

    GenoVox Member

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    Looking for specs/values on caps and/or resistors.

    Have tried the standard .001mf, but leaves the tone WAY too trebly
     
  2. yakyak

    yakyak Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure but 300k pots might help you get what you are looking for. You might go to the RS website and look at their kits. The treble tamer kit uses 300k pots I believe.

     
  3. Chrissy

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    Here's what I've found to work:

    1000pF in parallel with 150kohm
    220pF in series with 110 kohm
    330pF in series with 110 kohm

    Is it just the neck pickup you wann use it on?
    Are your pots audio or linear taper?

    The parallel configurations will give the feel of letting you use more of the numbers on the volume pot without the volume going off completely. Eg, if you normally have a crunch sound on 10, and can clean up to around 6-7 without losing too much volume you'll now be able to go down to 2-3 on the volume (this is with audio taper).

    The series configurations will leave the graduations feeling the same and yet retain a natural amount of highs compared to no cap/resistor.

    Since it's all a matter of taste I'd recommend you buy 220, 330, 500, 680, 1000 caps and 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, kohm resistors and experiment with various series and parallel values.

    Parallel values that are popular on fender singles coils are 680pF + 220kohm.

    Hope that helps.

    Chris

    PS I only have this on the neck P90 of my SG (the bridge cleans up nicely without - Lollar 50s P90s).

    Chris
     
  4. Tone_Terrific

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    and get some jumper leads.....test many, solder once.....like marriage
     
  5. Amplite

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    Out of
    1000pF in parallel with 150kohm
    220pF in series with 110 kohm
    330pF in series with 110 kohm
    which set is most subtle (not TOO much treble)??

    Right now I have 1000pF in parallel with 220kohm and I need a little less treble.
    Which way do I go?
     
  6. Chrissy

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    A smaller cap value will give less treble. Changing the resistor value works differently depending on whether you are series or parallel - for less treble you go smaller resistor on parallel and larger on series IIRC.

    chris
     

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