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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question Making my S540 a little brighter??

What can I do?

I'm not that familiar with the electronics of Ibanez guitars, so I'm not sure if a pot value change or a tone cap change would work. Stock IBXUSA pups. Like I said...just looking to brighten the guitar up a little bit. Thanks!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

If you have a 250k rated pot you could try a 500k
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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

WOuld you swap botht he volume and the tone or just the tone?
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If you have a 250k rated pot you could try a 500k
chances are that it is 500k if it is factory. 1meg ohm wouldn't be a bad idea for that, i'd just go with a pickup swap, personally.


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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

Try adjusting your pickup heights first. Thats free and it may help.
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chances are that it is 500k if it is factory. 1meg ohm wouldn't be a bad idea for that, i'd just go with a pickup swap, personally.


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No way....those IBZUSA pups are the reason why I bought the guitar. Hah
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might i suggest turning up the treble lol !!!

just kidding....
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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

Bypass the tone pot, if you're not using the tone control, it'll get brighter and IMO better tone.
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Bypass the tone pot, if you're not using the tone control, it'll get brighter and IMO better tone.
Or throw a Fender No-Load tone control in, it works like a normal tone knob from 0-9 but at 10 it takes itself out of the circuit so its like there is no tone control.
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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

I put Evos in my S540 and that did the trick...
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Or throw a Fender No-Load tone control in, it works like a normal tone knob from 0-9 but at 10 it takes itself out of the circuit so its like there is no tone control.
Yeah man, this is the first time I heard of the No load tone control
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Re: Making my S540 a little brighter??

you want bright, put some Evo's in it.
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I put Evos in my S540 and that did the trick...
yup


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Or throw a Fender No-Load tone control in, it works like a normal tone knob from 0-9 but at 10 it takes itself out of the circuit so its like there is no tone control.
I didn't know fender did this! I've thought for some time about scraping the carbon from the tone pot at the full clockwise position, effectively taking the tone control out of circuit.
Only problem is you'd have to take the tone pot to bits!
The trouble with using the fender pot is it's only 250k from what I've seen (although that doesn't matter when it's switched out!)
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Or throw a Fender No-Load tone control in, it works like a normal tone knob from 0-9 but at 10 it takes itself out of the circuit so its like there is no tone control.
Never heard of this. Curious to hear the difference in tone. A clip would be nice.
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