Jump to content

tone knob question


iskim86
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have one volume pot and two tone pots on my strat copy w/ bridge humbucker. why don't the tone knobs work? it's connected and everything, but when I roll them down to zero, I barely hear any difference. do I need a different capacitor or new pots? same is with the volume knob, except the volume stays same until I reach like 2 and it volume shuts off very quickly after that.

also, does anyone know what the two tone knobs control? are they assigned to different pickups or something?

thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

not an expert at this but i might can help......

what kind of taper pots did you get? like audio, linear, ect

different pots have differnt fade offs and ons (bad terminology). ill try to find a graph. maybe you got one that had a sudden drop off at the beginning?

audio_taper.gif

thats an audio taper i think.

cant find a graph but a linear taper would look like this:



=======

=        /   =

=      /     =

=    /       =

=  /         =

=/           =

========



yes, you can marvel at my graph anytime. :D

t

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it a Vantage? If so then then Tone pots on mine didn't do anything either. I've opted for the rip them out and try again approach. Riped them out and now I'm waiting for money to put some back in again :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The volume pot should be logarithmic and the tone pots should be linear. The tone pots only affect the middle and neck pickups (on a regular strat, don't know much about humbucker versions...).

Log pots are often marked with a 'B' somwhere (like B10k), and linear ones with an 'A' (A10k).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...