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From: dcovel–(at)–rx702.intel.com (David Covell – MPG DA)
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Subject: Re: Torres Tone Knob
Date: 22 Sep 1994 19:38:34 GMT
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In article <35qrrt$mm--(at)--ewsbf01.news.aol.com> vm–(at)–ol.com (VMR) writes:
>I put a Torres 6-way tone mod into my Am. Std. Strat. I made it so it is
>stock in first position and the remaining tone pot (on the bottom) is the
>stock Fender Tone-X, which I like. I like this set-up alot. The alternate
>tones are varied and very funky, definately worth it. My only complaint
>would be that the non-stock positions rob a little bit of the volume, but
>the stock position is unaffected. Do it!
>
>
This sounds a lot like the Gibson Varitone switch on 355’s and other guitars.
If the circuit is similar, there’s a 100K resistor which is switched in
series for positions 2-6. It may be that you could substitute a smaller
resistance value here and reduce the attenuation. The Gibson circuit also
attenuates the signal even in the frequency ranges it’s designed to highlight.

 

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