Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit

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

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.

Video

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

Get ready for treble

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I installed the higher price circuit on a 500k pot that controlled a Seymour Duncan phat cat neck and a jb alnico5 bridge. Ended up taking it out a day later. I gave these components 5 stars because they did do exactly what they said it would do and thats maintain the treble response while turning your volume knob down. It did it too well, i think i lost my bass reponse while turning down and felt it changed the overall sonicness of the guitar. My guitar seemed more treblely even with the volume on 10. Oh well, had to give it a shot.

5.0

Works great, easy to install (soldering needed)

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I keep buying more of these as I have many guitars and they all seem to need them. This treble bleed circuit is a much better solution than 50s wiring schemes and they are very easy to add to any guitar's volume pot. For me, it's become a quick fix for guitars that need it.

5.0

haven't tried the more $ one it will b tested on my 3 string slide bass shovel

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Verified Buyer


works

2.0

Ruined my fade curve, can't do smooth volume swells

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Put it in 3 different guitars, 2 single coil and 1 w humbuckers. Totally ruined the way the volume comes on. If you do any kind of volume swells you will be very disappointed as it goes from zero to about 5 as soon as you start turning the knob. However the treble is still very present through the limited range as described.

5.0

Never Fails

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Ordered this in complete confidence of quality and service, been getting stuff from StewMac for a while now and this has just been another great product from these guys would recommend this to anyone.

5.0

Has helped my tone.

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great stuff at Stewmac!

5.0

Excellent,. works great and is exactly as advertised.

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Verified Buyer


Great treble bleed mod kit.

5.0

Wish I had done this a long time ago.

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I have a late 90's American Lonestar Strat. My volume knob was almost useless. From 10-8 was ok, 8-5 got muddy and below 5 was terrible. Read all about the different treble bleed mods and decided I would try this one with all the great reviews. The mod took about 10 minutes and that was mostly removing the strings/pick guard and putting it back together.

I'm truly blown away with the results. I get steady reduction in volume from 10-2.5 with almost no loss in tone. It was instantly noticeable for me. My volume knob works exactly how I would expect now. My only gripe is I wish I had done this 18+ years ago when I bought the guitar. For such a low cost to have such an impact I am really impressed.

5.0

Hooked!

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This works so good I'm buying a bunch and they will go into every ax I own. The only guitars that I don't need to put it in are 2 Custom Shop/Historic LPs as it or an equivalent is already in there, in fact, it's what gave me the idea to try this. I was using a volume pedal to avoid tone loss and now I don't have to, it's at my fingertips.

5.0

Excellent!

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I soldered alligator clips so i could try it on several guitars. I have a old Peavey Wolfgang with 2 new EVH humbuckers and a EVH low friction 500k volume pot. Noticed a tighter response on 10. Excellent response all the way down to about 2-1 where it finally bled off. With this installed, Im getting the respose on 3-4 where I used to have the volume at 7-8 or even 9. Will be buying more. Comes with plenty to trim off if needed.

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