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Guitar tone pot and caps

Posted 1st May 2010 at 01:52 PM by Wayne737

I have a quetion about guitar tone potentiometers and capacitors. A build I'm working on has a preamp. Must the tone control be before the preamp? And all the tone control is at the first part of the potentiometer. I want it to adjust the tone across the entire potentiometer. Would that have to do the the potentiometer, capacitor, or how it is wired?
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    keep the tone control before the preamp, passive tone controls are high impedance, the out put of the preamp will be low impedance. To get a wider range of control you need a pot with a different taper, if the one you have is log, try a linear taper pot and vice versa.
    more on pot tapers here: Potentiometers (Beginners' Guide to Pots)
    Posted 6th May 2010 at 06:15 AM by PeteMcK PeteMcK is offline
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