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Have them and use them 110 55.28%
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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Guitar Tone Controls - Yeah or Nay

I'm just curious as to how many folks have tone controls on their guitars and actually use them so here's a poll.

Myself, I've got them on two guitars, my LP Classic and my Brian May guitar. My other guitars, Ibanezes and Charvels don't have them at all.

I don't mind them on my LP because that's my blues/classic rock guitar and there are some tones (for those styles of music) that kind of need a tone control.

The Brian May guitar has one and I use it for a few classic Brian May tones so it's staying.

My Ibanezes and Charvels don't have them and never will. For rock/metal, I'll get a darker tone via pickup selection.
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Re: Guitar Tone Controls - Yeah or Nay

I don't how to say if I use em or not, but I definitely need em, in some pickup for example EVO2 I'll use a 500k tone pot to open up the sound of the pickup but I leave it at full, but when I use paf pro in the bridge I use 250kpots to warm em up a bit, but I still leave it at 10.
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mi2tom, so essentially you could replace those pots with resistors yeah?

I have tone pots, but don't use them. :\
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Carrots.
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Agreed.
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Carrots.
??? WTF, over.
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I think this is one of those "stay on topic" moments...

Yeah I use them. There's not a lot to say really 'cause their applications are fairly obvious.
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Carrots.
Totally, carrots all the way.
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What is carrot?
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Baby carrots are actually full size carrots cut down. Who knew. I agree regardless. Tone all the way up and tear off the knob.
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I think they mean this: " ^^^^ "
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I disconnect or put a push/pull and use it to split coils in all my guitars, They just take away way more than they add in my opinion.
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I use them all the time
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Have 'em, don't really use them much, only just started using the volume pot after 30 years of playing!
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Not using the tone control is like driving a car and never going reverse. It's possible, but it will make things harder sometimes.
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