Reverse tone control????

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by GAT, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I was wondering if it is possible to have a tone knob that decrease low frequencies when turning it down, instead of high frequencies?

    I would like to put one on a Les Paul's neck tone position, that way I could "thin out" the muddiness.
     
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    What is that and where can you get one?
     
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    There seems to be an obvious wire missing on the G&L schematic. :(


    BTW, that's a .220 cap on the bass control, not a .022.
     
  6. donnyjaguar

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    Perhaps you could wire a split-tone control so that the centre detent is flat. Treble roll-off would be in one direction and bass roll-off in the other. :)
     
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    Thanks, OTm, I see it now.

    And no, I don't know my left from my right. :drool


    BTW, the 1 meg C pot is reverse audio taper.
     
  8. Fuchsaudio

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    I have this circuit on two Strat style guitars, and use it often. On my 3 X P-90 USA Custom and on the G&L (which is where I first came to appreciate it). The bass control is subtle, but nice to have, especially on these axes, where I have either VV P-90's or VV-Strat style pickups which are a tad more bassy than a stock Strat pickup.
     
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    Currently the stock G & L values shown, but I may play a little with the cap values, as I wouldn't mind a little more range. BTW: If you plan to do this, G&L will sell you the pots, but the tone controls they sent me were solid (not split) shafts, so I bought "Dice" knobs with set screws, since regular Strat knobbies ain't got set screws....
     
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    i use the bass control on my legacy special ALL THE TIME!!! i have anderson sa2's/sa2+, and rolling the bass completely off for the neck pup gives me the "jimi"/glass that i'd be getting with single coils. i'd prefer to have this tonal arrangement on all my guitars! you miss it when it's not there.


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