Is treble bleed stock on Am Std?

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  1. Neener

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    Hey all,

    Just purchased a set of tele pickups taken form a ‘98 Am Std. The set also includes the pots.

    Total newb question but does the treble bleed on volume pot usually come stock?
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    What value is the cap? I think the kit came with a .047 tone cap.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure, have not received yet, sorry!
     
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    I looked at my '89 Am Std, and it has a treble bleed along with the double stacked VOL pot which I believe is the TBX?

    It has a .022 cap along with a 82k resistor


    My '93 Am Std has a single vol pot with a GIANT orange cap between TONE and VOL

    Interesting
     
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    Is that dual pot stock on a standard?
     
  7. Neener

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    I’m not personally 100% but I think that’s what’s called the TBX if I’m not mistaken
     
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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    TBX - treble/bass expander. Lots of info on this site.
     
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    yes! they're cool. but... is.. it... stock?
     
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    Here's what I found on TDPRI - excpet it's talking about strats...

    "American Standards did have the TBX pot originally; some time in the mid-1990s they changed from that to the no-load pot. If you contact Fender their records have the change happening in 1998; however, I've come across a lot of posts where people like Shaunpski have 1996s that have the no-load pot instead of the TBX which leads me to believe the changed happened some time in the second half of that year."
     
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    my '95 AmStd had a TBX stock.
     
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    Very cool. I’ve used one on bass and thought it was extremely useful for that application. Do you guys like it on the tele?
     
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    I have a treble bleed on my 2017 AmPro and I love it. In fact, I love everything about that guitar.
     
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    Yes, TBX. But it's a tone control, not a volume control.


    I never cared for the TBX, until I tried Phostenix's mod.



    Pull it apart, and paint half of the bass wafer to make it conductive (zero resistance). You can get silver or nickel conductive paint pens. I got the nickel - it's much cheaper, and seems to work fine.

    The result of that simple mod is a control that is no-load at the center detent - so completely out of the circuit. Turn it one way, and it's a standard treble cut. Turn it the other way, and it's a bass cut. Really nice control, especially in a Tele where knob space is at a premium.
     
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    My 89 that has the TBX sounds great! But I don’t really use tone knob. I always have it turned all the way up.
     
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    The TBX was stock, my '95 had one.

    I removed the TBX on mine and changed it to a tone control.
     
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