neck pup tone

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by gwr, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. gwr

    gwr Tele-Meister

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    I found a bridge pu that I really like and it being a little bright I wind down the tone pot more then I used to and this results in the neck pup sounding a little muddy,sometimes I switch between the two in the same song so I really don't have time to adjust the pot and I've tried running the neck without the cap and I miss not having control over the tone,is there a resistor or a mod so the neck is a liitle brighter and still have control with the tone knob?
     
  2. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    This neck pickups sound very good and are brighter than the traditional Tele neck pu, so you can have your tone rolled off further:

    Keystone
    Fender Nocaster
    Fender Twisted
    Fender American Standard

    I use a .033 tone cap btw

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  3. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    What value cap on the pot ? You could try a lesser value that may not make things as muddy all the way around. In other words, make the tone pot a little more subtle in it's effect. Some have a .047 cap and that can make things pretty dark....pulling out a lot of high frequencies........maybe too dark.

    Just a thought for a cheap fix by finding a happy medium ??
     
  4. Dekka

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  5. gwr

    gwr Tele-Meister

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    O.K. this sounds pretty cool,I might try it,brightens up the neck and fattens up the bridge a bit,I'll let you know how it turns out!! Thanks for the info.......
     
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    bugbiteaudio Tele-Meister

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    Sorry, wrong thread...
     
  7. KokoTele

    KokoTele Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Here's my solution to the problem. This effectively uses the standard tone cap for the bridge pickup, and a half-value tone cap for the neck. The neck is brighter, the bridge is the same, and it all balances very nicely.

    You can play with the capacitor values to get your own perfect balance. C1 is on all the time (so it's the value you get with the neck pickup), C2 comes on in the bridge-only position. C1+C2 gives you the effective value of the tone cap for the bridge pickup.

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  8. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    great KokoTele! I was wishing you popped in...

    nice circuit
     
  9. Slann

    Slann TDPRI Member

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    Installed Twisted Tele pup in neck position, and I love it. It's close to Strat tone (my goal, but you do lose a little definition. However, it's better than th Duncan STR-R3 (to my ears).
    Then I just noticed Seymour has a Custom Shop "Rhythm for Tele® with Strat® Poles".
    Anyone have any experience with this pup?
     
  10. KokoTele

    KokoTele Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I can't take full credit for this idea. A fellow TDPRI-er turned me onto it years ago.
     
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