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Tone Knob?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Reid, Feb 22, 2001.

  1. Reid


    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    Take, for example, a bass with one tone knob. If the knob were taken out, would the sound out of the bass sound as if the knob were at the full setting, or the least setting?
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    At the full position. On a passive bass, the control simply has a capacitor that bleeds treble to ground. As you turn it down, it adds resistance to take the capacitor out of the circuit. It is possible, with its elimination, to even notice a bit more treble, but not always.

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