bad tone swell

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Sharp, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Sharp


    Jan 27, 2002
    Artists Relations, KMI
    so i bought a used bass, a P-bass, and it's all good except for the tone knob... here's the deal: the tone knob doesn't affect the sound very smoothly, it rolls off very little over most of the rotation and then a whole lot near the very end. I switched out the tone pot, but it's doing the same thing... could it be the capacitator needs replacing? is there something else im not getting? any help's appreciated-

  2. GregP203


    Jul 1, 2005
    I personaly don't like tone knobs, especialy when your amp has bass and treble and sometimes full EQs, so I just bypass the tone knob circuit all together. From an aspiring electrical engineer's perspective, the typical tone knob circuit is a cheap-rig for tone control, it will screw up impeadance matching.