Great news smart ass. I installed a kill switch for the tone knob twenty years ago and guess what, I did not use it much either.OK smart ass.......how and when do you ever use your guitars tone knob???Just to note I teach and have been playing for over 35 years kiddo.
This is good because it does not change the look of the guitar. If you don't want to just turn the guitar off but want to use it for the killer sound effects you could use a dedicated kill pot, e.g. the Shadow SH124-500.Tone pot push/pull with kill switch on the up position. I use the Tone control as well but only at 10 and about 5.
That's how I thought until earlier this year. Always kept it on 10 because it didn't seem to change anything until it was on 2-3 and then my guitar sounded like crap.what do you guys actually use the tone for?
When playing with clean sounds. Generally for chords I will soften the sound by reducing the high end with the tone knob. On a strat I prefer to have one tone knob for the bridge pickup, and one for the neck/middle.how and when do you ever use your guitars tone knob?
The "best frequencies" are subjective at best but i wonder if some people who don't use tone knob simply have hearing loss at the high-frequency spectrum.To me rolling off the tone sounds like putting a blanket over my speakers. The best frequencies get cut and you get a muddled muffled tone.
The pots cut the highs obviously... so people with high-freq hearing issues might want MAX tone because they don't hear how obnoxious and harsh it sounds.Considering the tone pot actually cuts the high frequencies if I couldn't hear them I'd be just as happy rolling off the tone. As it happens I very much dislike not hearing the high frequencies coming out of my pickups which is why my tone is set to Max.
Yes, Paul Gilbert has really suffered from hearing loss and he famously had shrieking tone... and no tone pot. I have some hearing loss from being a sound engineer. Personally I almost never use the bridge pup and definitely adjust tone when I do because of this. Look after your ears my friends!high-frequency hearing is an issue with guitarists. Notables like SRV's tone changed from '85 to '87 in 2 short years. Vai has perhaps high-freq loss judging by his PAW tour... the list goes on and on... high-freq hell.