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Gutted the MK1 electronics today

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by K-Frog, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    Cort RB5 - blend was acting goofy, more like a vol boost, so i pulled the preamp and went passive. Not too bad at all.
    I had to use the 250k vol pots I had in the shop, so I still have to replace those with 500k units and put something in the other 2 holes for now. I went VVT.

    I'll probably go back active when i find a good used 5 knob pre, but this gets it back up and running for now.
  2. SebbyNC


    Mar 17, 2005
    Can you elaborate on this? Do you think your tone is better now without the preamp? Do you have any soulnd clips? Many MK-1 owners could get some info if you can give details about how it compares to w/ MK-1 preamp, many wonder which of the pickups or preamp is the weakest link in the chain (from what I've read so far it looks like the preamp is the weakest link).
  3. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    I wouldn't say my tone is necessarily better, because it wasn't working properly anyway. It's better in that I have a tone that is playable, but i generally like the stock tone of MK1 pups and pre. I don't have good tone "control" with the tone pot and cap calue i had available, but i believe i can further improve the passive tone i have now when i fix that.

    i would say (IME) that i believe the most dramatic difference you could make would be with a different preamp if you didn't like the stik MK1 preamp.

    HTH, if not, I'll try again.

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