Les Paul Treble Bleed

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  1. suparsonic

    suparsonic Member

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction for soldering a Cap and Resistor for a LP with a Tom Anderson H2+ in the Bridge and H1- in the neck. I do have a 160k Res and 680p Cap which put in for the std LP pick up but doesn't work with the TA. Thanks.
     
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    What do you mean by “doesn’t work”? Those are typical passive humbuckers, and the RC values look standard.
     
  3. suparsonic

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    When I turn the volume down it doesn't decrease in volume until around 2 on the dial and is muddy / Bass heavy, cuts the trebble.
     
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    Can you post a diagram of how you have it wired?
     
  5. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    that’s “Trebble Bleeed”, sir.






    j.k.!
     
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  6. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    It's spelled "Treble."
     
  7. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Supporting Member

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    I would not use stock values for a treble bleed. Every different guitar pot and pickup is different, and you have to experiment with different values to find the ones that work. You can just use the cap if you don't want to change the taper of the pot, that is basically what the resistor does. Early Teles just used the cap. I used test leads to the pot lugs to test different values, when you find what works solder it in.
    Al
     
  8. suparsonic

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    To be clear, this mod was working with the factory pickups. I installed the TA bridge pick up and now the treble bleed doesn't work as it did or should. I'm guessing different pickups need different values? Thanks for the tip, time to experiment.
     
  9. suparsonic

    suparsonic Member

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    Found the problem, had the volume pot wired incorrectly.
     
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    No need to suggest checking the wiring then. ;)
    Glad you figured out the problem.
     
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  11. Coldacre

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    hopefully that will be the last of your trebbles!
     
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  12. suparsonic

    suparsonic Member

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    Not sue if I am imagining it but it sounds to have less drive with the Cap/ Res installed?
     
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    Use “50s” wiring instead.
     
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    If it's wired correctly it shouldn't make a difference.
     
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    suparsonic Member

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    Might look into that.
     
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    Jarick Supporting Member

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    If you can, get a pack of alligator clips and try out different configurations. I typically use a single cap like PRS. Currently trying 50s wiring but I prefer when the pickup gets brighter at low volumes so eventually will switch.
     

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