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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tone Knobs

Does anyone here actually use their tone knobs?. Being the devote PGM lover that I am, I always knew this model was perfect for me as I never use my tone knobs. I really don't know why though??? I started asking some of my friends and not a single one used their tone knob either. I think I'm going to play around with my strat just to see what kind of tonal qualities I've been missing out on all these years. Anyone else in the same boat?
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I've had guitars with tone knobs and have a few guitars now that have tone knobs (my LP Classic and my Brian May). I rarely use them. I thought about disconnecting them on the LP and leaving it wired on the Brian May because there's a certain tone he gets that uses the volume rolled back.
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I didn't use my tone knob for a very long time, but lately I notice I will roll it off a little if I have a bright guitar and I'm playing something clean and I want to get that "sound in a box" type of effect.
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I use mine a little.
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Re: Tone Knobs

I use it a very little, and usually it is either on 10 or 0, nothing really in between. Yeah, my 10th Anni PGM has that "tone 0" position, if you put the pickup selector in the middle position it gives you the effect of the tone knob on 0, it is a great idea and works perfect for that fat tone. I didn't know that until after I bought it, but it's great. Any other guitars have that?
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I use it a very little, and usually it is either on 10 or 0, nothing really in between. Yeah, my 10th Anni PGM has that "tone 0" position, if you put the pickup selector in the middle position it gives you the effect of the tone knob on 0, it is a great idea and works perfect for that fat tone. I didn't know that until after I bought it, but it's great. Any other guitars have that?
That's really cool! I wonder if there is a mod I can perform on my 301 to achieve this????
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That mod would be easy to perform. You might need a different type of 5 way switch but it should still work. You might be able to find the wiring diagram on Ibanez's site.
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I use the tone knobs all the time, and the pickup selector as well. Ever seen a Steve Morse clip? He's all over all the knobs and switches like a maniac.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm a 5 way maniac myself
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I've been rolling to tone back to about 8 on all my guitars lately and the old charvel i picked up sounds amazing with the tone set to about 1 so that's where that one stays mostly. I'm not much of a leave it at 10 and do nothing guy anymore.
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I seem to use it more on playing cleaner stuff, when trying to get that more strat sound from a JEM...
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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I generally leave it alone, and adjust the tone at the amplifier. Either I'm boosting the mids, or I'm boosting the highs and lows.
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i never use the tone knob. in fact, i never remember it is there. it's always at 10. that is why i love my pgm30 so much. not to mention, heard that the tone knob takes away part of the pickups true tone, being that there is resistance there in the circuit. sounds right to me; i'm not an electrical guy, but straight through seems the best to me, right to the pickup.
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I use them alot. They add completely new dynamics to your sound if you know how to use them.
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I use my tone knob, but don't like to due to the name. It should be called a "honk dial" or maybe a "twang retractor". I bet a ton of people would use it with a cool name like that.
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