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stupid question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WickedPissah, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
    Ok, this is gonna make me sound positively stupid. My beautiful t-bird, Becky, has 3 knobs. One's volume, I know that, but I've never been able to figure out what the other 2 do. What do they do?

  2. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    Should be volume volume tone.
  3. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Vol/Vol/Tone I'd guess if the bass has 2 pickups.

    Or could be Vol/Tone/Blend
  4. need more info. 2 pups or 1?
  5. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
    2 pickups. it's a regular, stock, never been modded, epi t-bird.
  6. ianm76


    Sep 24, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    My Epi Tbird was vol/vol/tone... If you can't tell what they're doing, maybe there's a wiring problem betwen the pups and the vol pots?
  7. dsperry


    Oct 3, 2008
    Two will be volume controls and the third will be Tone
  8. Hugh G Wrekshin

    Hugh G Wrekshin

    Sep 14, 2008
    It might be (like fender jazzes)

    Volume for neck pickup
    Volume for bridge pickup
  9. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
    Ok, one has to be main volume, I know that much. Could the other 2 just be for each Pickup?
  10. manutabora


    Aug 14, 2007
    Iowa City, IA
    Dude, you don't seem to be reading the posts. One does not have to be main volume. The first knob is the volume for one pickup, the second knob is the volume for the other pickup, and the third knob is tone. I think this is the most probable configuration.
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Seriously though guy, if you have the bass, and you have a way to listen to it, you should be able to hear something happening when you turn the knobs. If the volume goes up and down it's a volume knob. If the tone gets brighter or muddier it's a tone knob. If it doesn't do either of those things, it's broken. Easy!

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