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Removing Tone control- Is the Tone affected?

 
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slateboy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:34 pm    Post subject: Removing Tone control- Is the Tone affected? Reply with quote

I don't use the Tone control on my guitar. Its always as 10
So, would removing the pot from the circuit affect the tone in anyway?

The pot, i'm certain, is 250k (not sure of the capacitor value) so theoretically there will be less resistance to earth and to the tone-capacitor.

Will the results be negligible or should i install a 250k resistor and reinstate the tone-capacitor to "simulate" a tone-pot locked off at max?

thanks for any info
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lreese



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - should be a little brighter without the load of the tone control pot.
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Drew7



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like the sound of the guitar and just never want to adjust the tone knob, then yeah, you could remove it and wire a resistor in line, or you could just ignore it and never touch the tone knob. 99% of my playing is with the tone knob on 10, but I do like having it there.

If you'd like to have the sound of a guitar with no load where the tone knob normally would be, there ARE "no load" tone knob controls out there, Fender makes one but there's probably a few others, where from, like, 9.9-0 the tone knob functions as normal, but at 10.0, it essentially is wired to bypass the whole thing and run straight through, with no reistance at all added. I think Fender called it their DBX control, but I don't recall for sure - my main strat YEARS ago had gold lace sensors in it and that was the knob they recommend with them.

Not sure about the guitar in question, but if it's a 250k pot I'm guessing it's a SSS guitar, and while it's awfully subtle, I do like having a tone pot in line there, and especially for the bridge pickup, sometimes it's nice having it there to fatten things up a little.
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