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Volume Volume tone no switch?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by arcticbreaze, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. arcticbreaze

    arcticbreaze TDPRI Member

    73
    Aug 2, 2014
    Oamaru NZ
    Home made guitar want to wire it up one volume pot for each pick up and master tone pot, really don't have room for a switch.

    is there a way to do this as the obvious way pulls both pickups to earth when ether pot is at zero.

    thought i'd ask the experts


    thanks in advance
     

  2. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Whether one tone pot or two, on a two volume passive system (like a Gibson), it's typical behavior to lose volume on both when turning down one pickup all the way. Note, it's only the case near zero. If you hang in the middle of the pots' sweeps, then you can still accentuate one pickup over the other. If you really want the sound of just one, then (on a Gibson) use the switch.

    You can sort of regain control by reversing the wiring on the input and output terminals of the volume pots. The problem is that when you turn down, really low where you're talking about going, it sucks tone, badly.
     

  3. arcticbreaze

    arcticbreaze TDPRI Member

    73
    Aug 2, 2014
    Oamaru NZ
    thanks for the fast replies , yes the jazz bass setup saved me does effect tone but seems to rob more tone when both are up not down. maybe sum bypass caps would fix this? going to

    gat1.jpg let else sumone play it see how it sounds as i don't play guitar myself.

    thanks for the rescue
     

  4. Dacious

    Dacious Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    I was going to suggest a blend control but you got three pots already.....
     

  5. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    A little drop in volume is common when using both, but you do have a volume on the amp to compensate.
     

  6. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I just wired up my latest build with a blend pot, master volume, and passive treble/bass tone control. 3 pots, lots of options.
     

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