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SirPoonga

Near on topic... capacitor on tone control
« on: February 13, 2005, 01:32:49 PM »
Since I found out my pbass was wired wrong I found something else.  The wiring schematic from Fender says to use a 683 capacitor on the tone control.  My bass had a 104.  What would a higher capacitor do?

Hal

Near on topic... capacitor on tone control
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005, 01:43:58 PM »
more bassey sound.  These values are fairly close though, the differance is probably pretty slight.

SirPoonga

Near on topic... capacitor on tone control
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005, 02:33:11 PM »
Would it make a difference in when a certain sound happens as I turn the tone pot?  I have noticed the majority of the change in tone happens between 1-3.  between 3-10 there are only minor changed in how it sounds.

guitarhacknoise

Near on topic... capacitor on tone control
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005, 04:08:03 PM »
hey,
What about testing the pot to see if it is linear or log.
my guess is its llinear, if so try a log/audio and see if that is it.
?
-matthias

seanm

Near on topic... capacitor on tone control
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 02:11:55 AM »
Unless somebody seriously messed with the P bass it has audio taper pots.

The tone cap is used to bleed off highs. The bigger the cap, the quicker you lose the highs. So .1 is used to give a big rolloff. A more normal value is .05 or so (.047 or .068). I am currently using .1 myself, but then I keep the tone on full, so it makes little difference.