tbx control -Doc's mod...

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by 1962guitargeek, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. 1962guitargeek

    1962guitargeek Friend of Leo's

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    I've posted this in a few threads over the years, so I thought I'd give it it's own tread.

    I use this mod in a couple of my strats, I reckin it would work with a tele also.

    forum source I found it in

    pic of mod

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    enjoy, and good luck!
     
  2. Phostenix

    Phostenix Tele-Afflicted

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    The Doc & Steve Aloha mod was an effort to get a smoother transition to no load (almost no load) using the TBX pot.

    I don't mind that jump in brightness when a no load pot goes no load & I wanted something that gave me treble cut, no load, and bass cut in one knob.

    Here's what it looks like:

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    There's a thread with more info here:

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-technical/279074-tbx-tone-control.html
     
  3. 1962guitargeek

    1962guitargeek Friend of Leo's

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    That looks interesting...no external resistor at all...hmmm


    I may have to try that, I'm a tinkerer, I can't help my self!


    (where's the facepalm smilie?)

    thanks for posting that!
     
  4. Phostenix

    Phostenix Tele-Afflicted

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    That stock TBX puzzles me. Fender made a dual gang pot that is perfectly configured to do treble cut & bass cut with 1 knob & then didn't do it.

    That external resistor loaded the pickups until you (almost) got rid of it when you turn the knob fully clockwise. It might have originally been designed for the active circuitry of the EC model, but it doesn't make sense to me with passive pups.

    The way I use it, it's a cap to ground for treble cut or a cap in series for bass cut, with the center position taking both caps out of the circuit. The TBX pot is perfect for this application.
     
  5. 1962guitargeek

    1962guitargeek Friend of Leo's

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    I definitely will have to try it now...;)
     
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