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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.


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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

Treble Bleed Circuit

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Such a simple , Easy to install circuit and does so much for your tone!

5.0

Excellent product -- and a question I hope someone can answer

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I've put one of these with the orange drop cap in every guitar whenever I take it apart for one reason or another, and they are fabulous. If you don't have one, get one!

But I have a question I hope someone at StewMac can answer. I "installed" one of these in a '64 Jazzmaster as part of a pickup replacement (Kinman noiseless, if anyone's curious). I say in quotes, because I noticed that the volume control in that guitar is not wired like in the diagrams. It has no lead to the output jack; that lead comes only from the pickup selector switch. I think, although I don't have it open in front of me, that the volume control puts resistance between the pickup selector and ground. I noticed this perhaps to explain why the range of the volume control is now mostly between 0 and 2, with only a slight increase in volume from 2 to 10. All tips and suggestions appreciated. Someday when I next feel like taking the pickguard off and getting in there, I'll do the fix. Thanks much.

Response from StewMac


Hi Tim,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We're glad to hear that you liked the Golden Age Treble Bleed Circuit but we are so sorry about the issues you have experienced. Our technicians are here to help! Just send us an email at service@stewmac.com or contact us through our website and we will work with you to troubleshoot the problem. And if our technicians deem there are any defective components, we will gladly replace them for free. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Last Piece of the Puzzle

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Verified Buyer


I assembled a Warmoth parts guitar (Strat) that is lightweight basswood (saves my back) with a super-wide neck (to help with lost of dexterity due to MS), but was having a problem with rolling of my highs at lower volumes. By adding the treble bleed circuit to my volume knob, my guitar is now perfect for my needs. Thank you for the last piece of the puzzle.

5.0

Awesome

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Verified Buyer


High quality! Fast shipping. Great price .

5.0

Solved my tone loss problem

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I ordered this after much research about an issue with my new(est) Charvel. The guitar and amp that I am using was clear and articulate when the guitar volume was on 10, but the notes lost treble, and therefor definition, when I backed the guitar volume down. I installed the Treble Bleed Circuit and now get about the same treble, no matter where the guitar volume is. This allows me to dial the amp in to get the tone I want and it stays consistent when I roll back the volume. Just what I was looking for.

5.0

Great tone control

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Verified Buyer


After watching the StewMac video on pots and components I knew that I wanted this little circuit because of its big control. It’s a great upgrade for any guitar to aid in overall tone control. Takes down those high treble frequencies when you don’t want them.

5.0

good

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Verified Buyer


good

5.0

Great results

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Verified Buyer


Hi, I installed on 2 guitars, one start and an old harmony arch top that I electrified with a slim floating one. It works lovely. I used on both the ceramic capacitor, what is the difference between the orange one and the ceramic?

4.0

Made a difference.

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Verified Buyer


Added the orange drop version, to a rewire job . It seemed to mellow things out a bit on the overall sound. Are they supposed to do that? Saw this as an improvement. Thanks guys, and gals.

5.0

Restore some of the change in the taper of the volume pot closer to it’s stock characteristics

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Fender‘s current American professional series guitars they have a new combination, which is a 1.2nF cap, 130kO parallel resistor, and a 20kO series resistor. The extra little series resistor is interesting. Without we can already maintain the resonant frequency and peak height with standard parallel bypass components. This extra series resistor doesn’t make much difference tonally (because most of the above noted values already do a good job without it and the ear won’t be very sensitive to the differences). But it does restore some of the change in the taper of the volume pot closer to it’s stock characteristics.

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