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Emg btc on a warwick rockbass double buck

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by vrossi, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. vrossi


    Jan 29, 2013
    Hello. I have ordered an emg btc control and plan to install it on my 2012 warwick rockbass double $$ which has passive MEC pickups.

    However, there is a thread here that says the double buck's volume potentiometer is a 25k pot which is wrong for a humbucker resulting in a muffled tone/suppressed treble.

    Compared to my sterling and fender jazz it is a bit muffled even when the tone pot is all the way open.

    Do i have to replace my pot to 500k even if i install the emg btc? Would the sound be muffled even if i install the emg btc or would it cure the suppressed treble? Thanks
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    You can use a 500k pot between the pickup and the BTC, or a 25k pot between the BTC and the jack. The former allows for an active/passive switch, if you're going that route.

    If you're using a 25k pot with a passive setup, then yeah, it's going to sound muffled.
  3. 1bassleft


    Dec 21, 2012
    NW England
    If you go with the installation diagram, assuming it's similar to my pre-connector (bare wire) BTC, then I'd use the 500k. Doing so, it was right and running first time, despite the added complication of series/para switching.
  4. vrossi


    Jan 29, 2013
    Ohhh.. So even if I install the btc, it still wouldn't sound right because of the wrong pots? Time to look for 500k pots now..
    Thanks guys