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USA Deluxe Strat Tone control question

thetourist

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got my first strat. should it be so that the second tone knob on strat is harder to turn when it is on 10? once it's moved from 10 then it turns easy.
 

TeeVee

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Should have the same ease of travel from 10 to 1, with each tone knob/pot being the same.
 

Tonealicious

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Not true. The deluxe has a small detent at the 10 position to indicate it is bypassing the tone knob. They call it a Delta Tone - it's a no load tone circuit, so you can have it old school on 10, or with a twist, modern wiring. I likes it.
Enjoy it!
 
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Fred Buzz

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Not true. The deluxe has a small detent at the 10 position to indicate it is bypassing the tone knob. They call it a Delta Tone - it's a no load tone circuit, so you can have it old school on 10, or with a twist, modern wiring. I likes it.
Enjoy it!

Delta Tone potmeters are also know as No-Load potmeters.

It's actually not a detent or notch to indicate the 10th position, it is a groove in the track itself that disconnects the wiper from the rest of the track of the pot when the wiper is at 10.

You can make such a pot yourself, take the pot apart and file a tiny groove in the track just before the point where the wiper reaches the 10 posistion. At 10 there is no connection between the start of the track and the wiper, and is therefore bypassing the tone circuit.

Buy them here:

http://www.guitarstop.com/acc/parts/pots.htm
 

thetourist

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Not true. The deluxe has a small detent at the 10 position to indicate it is bypassing the tone knob. They call it a Delta Tone - it's a no load tone circuit, so you can have it old school on 10, or with a twist, modern wiring. I likes it.
Enjoy it!
Thanks! It has this detent when turing from 10 to 9, but goes without a detent from 9 to 10. It seems a little strange, but maybe it supposed so. Just wannted to make sure it is not defected.
 

candid_x

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In addition to the aforementioned, plastic knobs can sometimes be pushed too snugly against the pickguard, making them feel stiff. Slide a thin piece of material or string under the knob and pull it back a touch, if that's the problem.
 




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