what if I leave the tone cap out?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bino, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. bino

    bino Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    I have pots and jack all wired up for a pbass, but it doesn't currently have a capacitor. No big deal to add one, but how would it change the tone if I left it out?
  2. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    If you leave the tone cap out, you'll basically have a knob on your bass that does absolutely nothing. :smug:
  3. gilbert46


    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    i love those, like a boost guage on a non-turbo civic. eveyone knows guages and dials make things better.
  4. To answer your question:

    The cap serves as a low pass filter, It's only used when you turn down the tone pot. By eliminating it your treble is on full all the time. HTH