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Tone controls shut off volume

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by brads, May 21, 2011.

  1. brads

    brads Member

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    Both tone controls on my strat, when turned all the way down, cut the volume completely out.

    Otherwise they work like regular tone controls, and the guitar sounds great.

    Is this mis-wired , or do some tone controls do this? Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?
     
  2. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    Did you buy this guitar new?
     
  3. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    Make sure your volume pot's last lug is grounded to the case.
     
  4. brads

    brads Member

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    Thanks, I'll check into that.
     

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