Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: How to decrease natural tone settings on PGM guitars?
A couple of thoughts off the cuff here:
If there's a treble-bleed cap on the volume knob in the stock wiring, you could remove that. The result is that, when lowering the volume, even very slightly, there's a disproportionately larger drop in audible higher frequencies (the very thing the bleed cap is meant to prevent, of course).
That way, a very slight 'crack' in your volume setting will yield a 'mellower' sound right off the bat.
Another possibility, a bit more advanced; you could replace the volume with a stacked concentric pot, wherein one part is wired as the volume, and the other, a tone control. No new holes in the guitar, and a fully reversible modification.
Let me know if either of those fits the bill.