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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

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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3.0

BLEED CIRCIT

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I put this on my non-pedal steel guitar. I notice some difference in tone. Was not as much as i would have liked. Was simple to install. Over all ok.

5.0

Great inexpensive upgrade to any guitar!

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Verified Buyer


I didn't think this circuit would make a big difference but it sure did when I installed it in one of my friend's guitar. It did exactly what it was advertised to do.

5.0

Great replacement for an orange drop

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Verified Buyer


I could not get the orange drop to work right. The golden age knocked it out of the park.

5.0

Does what you think

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Verified Buyer


Makes the volume pot like the volume pedal on your board.

5.0

as advertised!

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Verified Buyer


This treble bleed circuit really delivers on its promise. I could not be more pleased!

5.0

Worked very well

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Verified Buyer


Got this for my project bass guitar. It does a great job keeping the guitar sounding bright at a low volume.

5.0

WORKS GREAT!!!!

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Easy to install, and does what its supposed to.

5.0

Treble bleed circuit

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Verified Buyer


The best money I have ever spent for a mod for my Les Paul!! Thanks Stew Mac! My guitar now retains the tone I desire when the volume is reduced. I wish Gibson would make a switchable circuit to turn the treble bleed circuit on or off as desired. I believe this mod is an uncovered pro guitarists trade secret.

5.0

Great investment

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Small price for better sound. They work great!

5.0

Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit-Gretsch G5435T

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Works as designed for the 2014 Gretsch Pro Jet G5435T.

Get a magnifying glass to first see what you're dealing with in that small space behind the master volume pot.

Get the copper alligator clips and wrap the capacitor/reststior ends around the holes in alligator clips. Then attach the left clip leftmost to the left pot connection and the right clip rightmost to the middle pot connection.

There is enough room the apply enough gentle force to put the clips in and push the capacitor/resistor in a bit and seal it without soldering.

It's been almost 2 weeks the copper alligator are holding.

If you have this guitar, go for it!

Thank you Stewart-MacDonald.

Cheers,
WDG

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