Tone cap resistor

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jared Houseman, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    I made a varitone for my bass but I didn't pick my cap values well and it's too dark to fast. I want to add a resistor to emulate the tone being rolled off about 75%.

    What value resistor should I try?

    Where does the resistor go?
    I'm assuming either
    Signal-> Tone -> Resistor -> Ground
    Signal -> Resistor -> Tone -> Ground
  2. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    Too dark too fast? I don't see how a resistor would help that. Resistors are typically used to tame the resonant peaks, which makes it sound darker.

    If you still want to emulate tone at 75%, I'd get a trimpot and dial it in. Otherwise, assuming a 250kOhm log/audio taper pot, my guess would be around 120-150 kOhm. You can also get a couple different resistors, and try them out first to pick the best one...

    I don't think it matters which comes first, cap or pot (resistor), but usually the pot is first.