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 #89097  by 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.
 #89099  by 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.
 #89112  by tigerstrat
 Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:04 pm
Not sure what there is to clarify, perhaps its just differing opinion.
 #89116  by 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
 #89125  by 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.
 #89128  by 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.

 #89132  by bdhact1
 Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:37 pm
Sweet spot about 85 % with my rig