Tone Pots

Tone Pots

Postby dleonard » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:19 am

It seems that all the previous talk about tone pot adjusting has been to "roll off" it a bit. When I have my strat plugged into an amp with treble up, bass down, and mids up, the only time it gets sounding like it should is when i have the tone pots adjusted to like 8-9. Can anyone clarify? It seems to me that the Garcia sound relies on the the pots being wide open. It sounds especially like that when I listen to Mattson as well.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby schmidtz » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:00 am

I find on my strat I get the best sounds out of the middle when I have it running wide open, but the bridge gets to brittle so I turn it to like 7-8.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:04 pm

Not sure what there is to clarify, perhaps its just differing opinion.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby dleonard » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:01 pm

clarification on...most ive read on here saying to roll off the tone on your tone pots, and it doesnt sound good
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby playingdead » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:28 pm

Two basic sounds, wide open or rolled off all the way with the overdrive on for the "horn" tone.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:50 pm

I do minor adjustments fairly frequently, mostly in the middle 50% of the throw. Using a polypropylene .022 on a 500k linear pot, universal to all 3 pups.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby mijknahs » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:08 pm

I roll off the tone a little bit sometimes. Usually it's all the way on or all the way off (with distortion) but sometimes I like to roll off just a bit. Depends of if your rig is too bright or not.

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Re: Tone Pots

Postby myoung6923 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:52 pm

I find that mine all the way on is too brittle. It has a sweet spot somewhere around 75% - I adjust it up and down from there.
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Re: Tone Pots

Postby bdhact1 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:37 pm

Sweet spot about 85 % with my rig
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