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I haven't put tone controls on the guitars I've made so far because I never use them. I just have one volume control and one or two switches and keep it as simple as possible

I'm wondering if other people have this same approach or do you think a tone pot is important?

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I usually don't put them in..I generally don't use them,but the one I am building right now will have one tone control and a split coil pot because I want this one to do "everything"

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i wired a strat pickgaurd a while back for a guy he wanted a single hot rail pickup in the bridge and a toggle to turn it on and off. thats it other than having to make the pickgaurd it was a pretty quick one.

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If you build the guitar for yourself, and you don't use tune controls, I think not putting one is the right thing to do.

However, I would make the electronics cavity big enough to accommodate a theoretic tone potentiometer (at it's would-be place), so that if one day you will discover that you do want a tone control - you could easily add one just by drilling and rewiring.

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If you build the guitar for yourself, and you don't use tune controls, I think not putting one is the right thing to do.

However, I would make the electronics cavity big enough to accommodate a theoretic tone potentiometer (at it's would-be place), so that if one day you will discover that you do want a tone control - you could easily add one just by drilling and rewiring.

always a wise move... it doesnt need much extra room and can save a lot of hassle down the line

I like having tone controls - but what i really like is having a bypass/blower switch to remove all the controls from the circuit. it makesyou realise how much effect a tone pot has by just being there

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