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 #98793  by schmidtz
 Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:44 pm
I've got the aforementioned master volume. I understand that the non-push variation is as simple as removing the wires to the pot, but I have read that this particular master volume has extra caps and resistors.

I've got some pictures, with handy red circles.

The next one is the nice one:

But wait, there's more!

There are five connections (the white wire just ties into the reverb). Only one part seems to be for the master volume only, the 1k cap.

Can I just disconnect all the wires? All of the ties into resistors are at a "hub" that seem like they would still do whatever they do.

I don't know. Help? :oops:
 #98905  by schmidtz
 Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:36 pm
That is contrary to what I have been told.

They said that, even when pegged, there is a cap that bleeds off some treble.

I want sparkly high end! :-)
 #98908  by hippieguy1954
 Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:49 pm
Your exactly right, there is still a very small amount of measuable bleed off, but I sure can't hear the difference. I'm sure Waldo or another kind person will give ya the details. peace