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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Removing Tone Pot

I really want to put a killswitch in my new guitar, but I don't want to modify the body in any way. I don't ever use my tone pot, I just leave it in the treble position. Can I just remove and bypass the tonepot and put the killswitch in there?

MOST IMPORTANTLY: How will not having a tone pot effect my tone?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

You can do this. Or, you could get a push-pull pot and have the switch AND the tone control.

How it'll affect tone depends on the pot value and your pickups. If it's a 250k, you'll probably notice it's a little brighter without the pot. If it's a 500k you may not notice a difference.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 05:15 PM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

Ditching the tone pot will give you a bit more top end. I know one of my guitars with a Duncan JB (1meg volume pot) has better crunch after I ditched the tone pot(I just disconnected the wire).

You could use a push-pull to activate the kill switch but it's not as cool as having a mini toggle to quickly cut in and out.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

I want to remove the tone pot on my 1570 RG.

Anyone have a wiring diagram for this?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

Just remove it, and the wires that connected the volume to the tone.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

i stopped using a tone knob years ago & havent missed it since.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

If you want to retain the stock look, check out the Shadow Killpot.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Re: Removing Tone Pot

I did, not what I wanted.
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