Volume/Tone combo blending pots on a jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pork_Chop, Nov 20, 2012.


  1. Pork_Chop

    Pork_Chop

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    Any opinions on vol/tone blending pots on a j-bass? Thinking about replacing v/v/t pots with the v/t v/t. Am I making any since?
     
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man.

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    Sure, the original Jazz stacked setup: looks cool. You'll have an extra hole though but you can buy a three hole plate.
     
  3. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

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    Lots of existing threads regarding the trade-offs involved with VVT, VBT, and dual VT. Read through them to sift out the misinformation (like yep tone controls let you individually adjust tone for either PUP, like a blend has both PUPs at half volume at the center, etc) and find the true stuff.

    John
     
  4. line6man

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    The main issue is tone control interaction. Remedying this requires the use of resistors or buffering. Both carry disadvantages. As JTE said, search this up.
     
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  6. iunno

    iunno

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    I did it on my bass, you have to roll off the volume a bit to isolate them but I love it. It's so, so much better than an EQ IMO.
     

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