From rster–(at)– Mon Aug 16 22:52:19 CDT 1993
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From: rster–(at)– (Richard Stern)
Subject: Re: Guitar Mods
Date: 16 Aug 1993 17:29:48 GMT
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gary_watts (gwatt–(at)– wrote:

: I also have been trying different capacitors tied between the input leg and
: the output leg to eliminate the high frequency loss that occurs when you roll
: off the pot. I was using a 470 pf but am going to try a 22pf as this value
: allowed too much high frequency to get thru.

I just did this “mod” to a strat plus. I used a 1000pf cap in parallel
with a 150K resistor. The resistor helps smooth out the taper of the
volume control, and also to allow lower frequencies through the “bypass”
circuit. It sounds great on the strat!

On my tele, there was already a 1000pf cap, but no resister. It
actually got brighter when the volume was turned down, and volume taper
wasn’t very smooth. I put the 150K in parallel with the cap, and
there is now a small high frequency drop when the volume is turned
from 10 to 9, but then the tone is constant and the volume taper is
very smooth.

On some of my other guitars I use a buffer pre-amp, which works very
well, but requires enough space for a battery in the guitar. The
1000pf/150K ciruit works pretty well (not as good as the buffer!), but
was really easy to install and requires no extra space.

Richard Stern


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