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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

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 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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A very noticeable difference!

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I did this very simple modification on a Tele with noiseless pickups and the difference was really a nice surprise. Now, when I'm practicing with the volume low, I don't get a muddy high frequency. The sound is nice and crisp. I highly recommend this,
Because of the limited space in the control cavity, I just trimmed a little of the long contact wires, covered what I could with shrink wrap (using alligator clips when I used any heat) and coated the remaining bare wire between the resistor and the cap with a couple of coats of quality liquid tape. With the unit in the vicinity of so many other contacts and the grounded tone control, I wanted to hedge my bet against a short. Next is my Strat and especially my Les Paul. Thanks Stew Mac for the really nice (and inexpensive) little invention!

5.0

Works as advertised

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Wonderful to be able to reduce volume without losing treble.

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Golden age treble bleed circuit

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Perfect and a good price! Installing in a single pickup single coil bass

5.0

works very well

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great tone enhancement

5.0

Every player should have these!

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I've been using Treble Bleed circuits for years and won't have an instrument without one. When installed, rolling off your volume does just that - lowers the volume. There is NO loss of tone!

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Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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Amazing what these do. My sound at lower volumes is so clear. Great product

5.0

A must!

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This little guy has changed my volume pot. Now it actually works!

4.0

Functions as needed.

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Not much to say really, the treble bleed works very well. It solved the problem I was having when turning down.

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Treble Bleed Cap

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Used this to treble bleed circuit to put in the master volume pot in my Gretsch White Falcon. It did a great job.

4.0

Exactly as described

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Installed it as replacement for single volume and tone on a recent purchase of a used BC rich Warlock

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