Tone control on Tele.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by jockman, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. jockman

    jockman Member

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    Hello all, I wonder if anyone can tell me,

    1. is it possible to wire the tone control to the bridge pickup ONLY.
    2. If so, could you tell me how.

    Many thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. Martian

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    It can be done however, once you toggle in the neck pickup along with the bridge pickup, the tone pot will affect the neck pickup too.

    Disconnect the hot lead from the tone pot which goes to the volume pot. Next, solder that lead to the toggle where the hot lead to the neck pickup is. (You may have to replace this lead with a longer wire in order for it to reach.)
     
  3. jockman

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    Many thanks for the reply, I will try it later and let you know how I get on.
     
  4. Martian

    Martian Member

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    You're quite welcome. One clarification:

    The lead from the tone pot to the volume pot should be unsoldered from the volume pot only. That now unsoldered end is the one which now goes to the toggle.

    Good luck!
     

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