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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

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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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5.0

Perfect!

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My 2001 PRS Custom 24 already had their version of a treble bleed but it lacked a resistor, so as the volume was turned down the highs got brighter and brighter making it necessary to roll off highs on the tone pot. The StewMac kit totally solved this. The fidelity does not change as you turn town the volume. Excellent!

5.0

This little guy works

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Have been holding out to purchse this bleed circuit. I'm really glad I did, this is the secret sauce I've been looking for.
I'm going to be buying more for my other guitars.
Thanks,
Victor

5.0

Wow! This really works.

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After seeing the video about the Golden Age circuit I thought what a great idea IF it indeed works. So I took the plunge and spent the short $ it costs for this add on. It was very easy to solder in place and I was amazed at how well the tone is maintained as I lower my guitar volume control.

5.0

treble bleed

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cool little circuit ,I will be using in all my guitars !

5.0

Treble Bleed Circuit

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I've used these before........they're great

5.0

These should be in every guitar

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I can't believe these are not in every american guitar made. The difference in volume control WITHOUT loss of tone is amazing. I have begun to put these into all future builds and every guitar I have put them into is better for it.

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.

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