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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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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

About This Item

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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2.0

Too big

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The treble tone bleed did wonderfully the job that it was supposed to do as far as tone on the guitar. It would have been great had it been like the picture, however, they were considerably larger and these have to go into rather confined space at times. I'm sorry I didn't buy the parts separately and make my own.

5.0

Economical tone upgrade.

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I added this circuit to my stratocaster with 3 single pickups. The tone is brighter and has more bite without having to keep the volume at 10 all the time.

5.0

Great gizmo!

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It works as advertised, I used it on my '69 Telecaster and the cap really makes a difference, a great volume improvement!

5.0

Another gem

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I've heard a lot about these treble bleeds so I thought I'd try one for myself.... what a fantastic mod!!! I've put one on the vol pot of the neck pickup and I'm really pleased with the versatility it gives the guitar. Retaining the treble as the volume goes down makes it a bit like a series parallel blend if that makes sense. Roll off some tone and the highs are warm and glassy, perfect for a modern jazz sound. I'm sure most of us have a guitar that feels like it was made just for us, it's that comfortable to play. My SG is 'my' guitar and I aim to use it as often as possible and this simple little mod has given me yet another reason to chose it over others. Jazz on an SG???!!. Yep !! Looks a bit weird but sounds great.

1.0

treble bleed circuit

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( tried emailing via website at least a week ago - I guess it didn't work- no response)
I bought the treble bleed w/high expectations. I installed it into my Epi Nighthawk, and now have virtually no control of my volume. No response from 10 down to 2, and then it cuts out. Is it my tone control? I don't think that would make it THIS bad. I bought 3. I'll need to return, unless there is some obvious remedy. I don't want to install if this is the results. I guess I ought to have bought just 1 for test - but didn't want to mess w/any more shipping cost!

Response from StewMac

We are sorry to hear you weren't happy with the results of the Treble Bleed Circuit. I will have a Technician get ahold of you via email soon regarding this. - Spencer, Customer Support.

5.0

Excellent Product

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Easy to install - do recommend the heat absorbing alligator clips. Did what it was advertised to do. By the high frequencies through it also helped maintain distortion from a pedal when you rolled off the volume. I don't used gain all that much, just enough to give some edge to certain songs and this helps allows it to be maintained through the whole chain at lower volumes.

4.0

Pretty Cool!

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After adding small touches like these treble bleed circuits into guitars, it's noticeable when you pick one up that doesn't come stock with high quality caps and bleed circuits. This makes the whole range of the pot's turn more useful and helps retain the highs at low volume. Definitely worth it if you like 50's wiring where the guitar controls become more interactive.

5.0

best little mod you can make

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've had one of these gems in my tele build for at least 6 months. i took it out the other day to see if there was a difference and to say the least there was a HUGE difference. W/o it the SD noiseless pups were coarse and lacked tone. pout it in and the sound was clean, smooth and the tele twang returned.
i am doing a strat build now and put one in it and again a huge difference of increased clean sound and tone.
leave it to stewmac to make a rank amateur guitar tech look like a pro!

5.0

Worked exactly as advertised

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I installed this in my parts caster. Pickup... Dimarzio Chopper - Bridge Dimarzio Area 67 and 48 on middle and neck. 250K vol pot Guitar would lose a LOT of high end detail at slightest vol roll off. Not anymore ! Thanks !

5.0

Great Product

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Was skeptical that the Treble Bleed Circuit would work on my guitars pickups (Seymour Duncan TremBucker and an Gibson SG bucker), but the difference in keeping high-end tone when rolling down the volume is exactly as advertised!
Simple product, great results! Thanks!

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