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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit With .001uF ceramic capacitor

With .001uF ceramic capacitor

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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit With .001uF Orange Drop capacitor

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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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An easy mod for your volume control to get more uniform guitar tone from 1 to 10.

Hand-soldered here in our shop: a 150K-ohm 1/4-watt resistor (1% tolerance) in parallel with a .001uF capacitor. Wire this simple mod between the input and output lugs of your guitar volume control pot, to smooth out treble bleed. Get more uniform tone from 1 to 10, and a more rounded sound at low volume. Available with ceramic or Orange Drop® capacitor.

Hear the difference in TradeSecrets Issue 182.

Due to the small size of the resistor, we recommend using Alligator Clip Heat Sinks when soldering this circuit in place.

For modding original caps, see our #7373 150K-ohm 1/4-watt Resistor.


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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Good tone from 0-10: easy clip-on mod

Trade Secrets On The Road: Dan Erlewine visits the repair shop at Herb David Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He brings back this great, simple tone tip from repairman Brian Delaney.

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Treble Bleed Circuit

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I have started my own hand wound pickup company (ODEZZA PICKUPS) and bought a couple of inexpensive guitars to test my pickups in. The wiring and pots were of cheep quality so I purchased all new pots, switches and circuitry from Stew Mac to upgrade the guitars to my satisfaction for their purpose. The GOLDEN AGE TREBLE BLEED CIRCUIT is a great mod so now I can tell what my pickups are doing whether the volume is on 1 or 11. WORTH THE MONEY, SIMPLE TO INSTALL, AND WORKS PERFECTLY.

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Great upgrade

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Works great in a 95 American Tele.
No change to sound at full volume, and noticeable tonal improvement at lower volumes. I tested with it on alligator clips, so was very easy to compare with and without at various volumes, prior to a permanent install, and it was a winner on all settings.

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Treble Bleed Circuit

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I installed this on my old Kramer Baretta, loved what it did and was exactly what I was looking for!

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High quality product

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This product arrived exactly as listed, and I was able to pop it right into my bass. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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Pleasantly Surprised!

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I have no experience with treble bleed setups. I've read a lot about it though so I decided to try it. Okay, I've been playing since the early 70s so I do have experience. I put this in a beautiful Carvin CS6, my main guitar. I was very surprised with the tone that I got after installing this circuit. Better highs and hardly any loss of them when I backed off the volume. I'm very satisfied with the results that I got and plan on adding this to my other guitars. We are all crafting our tone continually. This circuit has a positive affect on that quest, in my opinion. And of course Stew Mac was excellent to do business with.

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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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Awesome

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Jazz guitar setup

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I've been a pro for years, I usually have my guitars worked on etc...
But have been having problems with my Guild Artist with Bartolini 5J techs never seem to be able to get volume and tone pots to work that well. Generally volume worked between 8 - 10 and tone or treble filter never worked that well
. Long story short. Used new Alpha Mini Pots, added Golden Age Treble Circuit with .001 uf ceramic capacitor, fishman switchjack and after going from Kent Armstrong pickup to the Bartolini and recently tried the Benedetto.... Went back to the Bartolini with new parts from StewMac. Did work myself and now have beautiful tone with even Volume. I used the 0.022 uf capacitor and followed Bartolini's Single 1-Conductor pickup - Passive Wiring Setup.
Thanks StewMac. Reg
The Treble

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Great Tone has arrived

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Installed treble bleed circuit on my Les Paul and it sounds great .

5.0

Very happy - Sounds great

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I installed these treble bleed circuits on my Strat, Gretsch 6120 master volume, and Gretsch Duo Jet master volume. The tone quality remainded the same after installation and the treble remained at all lower volumes. Before the install the treble was lost alot during volume reduction. I like having the capability to adjust volume at the guitar. Thanks for the video on StewMac.

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Devil in the details

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These are amazing for your tone consistency. I am a bit of a control freak with tone and sound-all being intentional instead of accidental.
PS- check to see if your guitar has one or not before buying. My new 12-string had one factory installed.

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