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Volume/Tone combo blending pots on a jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pork_Chop, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Pork_Chop


    May 11, 2012
    Boulder, CO USA
    Any opinions on vol/tone blending pots on a j-bass? Thinking about replacing v/v/t pots with the v/t v/t. Am I making any since?
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Sure, the original Jazz stacked setup: looks cool. You'll have an extra hole though but you can buy a three hole plate.
  3. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Lots of existing threads regarding the trade-offs involved with VVT, VBT, and dual VT. Read through them to sift out the misinformation (like yep tone controls let you individually adjust tone for either PUP, like a blend has both PUPs at half volume at the center, etc) and find the true stuff.

  4. The main issue is tone control interaction. Remedying this requires the use of resistors or buffering. Both carry disadvantages. As JTE said, search this up.
  5. iunno


    Dec 16, 2010
    I did it on my bass, you have to roll off the volume a bit to isolate them but I love it. It's so, so much better than an EQ IMO.