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.

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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit With .001uF ceramic capacitor

With .001uF ceramic capacitor

Item # 1467
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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit With .001uF Orange Drop capacitor

With .001uF Orange Drop capacitor

Item # 1468
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Product Details

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 150K-ohm 1/4-watt Resistor.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

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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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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Golden Age Treble Review

By Spot's Dad from Kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 28, 2014

Made a Big difference in my Fender Telecaster. Relatively easy to install. I used the copper alligator clips to protect the circuitry and works great. I give it 5-Stars !!! Will definitely buy more from StewMac!

Overall good; changed my vol taper and a bit too trebley for me

By Byron123 from new york, ny
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 25, 2014

I put this in my Strat Am Dlx. I really liked the sound - overall, at first. And its really a breeze to install...if you do not mind removing strings and the Pickguard. Anyway, I lived with it for 2 weeks and then decided it made my strat a little to trebley...I tend to keep my vol around 7-8, so the circuit was definitely in play. And I found I was doing a lot of twiddling with the tone pots; and not getting the strat sound I have grown to like. The other issue was the taper on my vol pot was changed. This eventually turned out to be a no go for me. As I came up on the vol pot from 0..the sound would increase very fast at 1-2 (like an on/off switch)...really screwed up my swells. I tried to compensate by going back to a volume pedal, but I am not a fan of more equip to solve a problem. So, I took it out and I got to admit I prefer the overall sound of my unmoded strat, though I definitely see the value of this approach and it was a fun experiment.


By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I recommend this treble circuit, the job is perfect and prevents you from purchasing the components separately. Here is a picture of my recent wiring job in which I fitted the little circuit!

Strat comes alive

By Tele project from Humboldt
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 31, 2014

Just what my build needed, all in one no shopping for parts.

Treble Bleed Circuit

By Tom Madigan from Northville
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 22, 2014

Put it in my Jazzcastor and it ROCKS!

Great improvement to my Tele Nashville Deluxe

By philip.musiclover from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 09, 2014

Spent about 15 minutes, and it's done.....noticeable improvement when lowering the volume!

Great item.

By Canforge from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 04, 2014

Easy to install and makes a big difference to sound.

Shown on page 0 of our latest catalog.