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Re: Tone Wiring Question

8/20/1996 5:30 PM
Duane Waller
Re: Tone Wiring Question
The tone controls on most passive guitars are pretty simple. Most of the time you have a pot with one rail connected to the pickups, while the other end goes to a capacitor which shorts higher tones to ground. The pot movement decreases the resistance from the guitar signal to the cap, thus shorting more of the higher tones to ground. You may wish to leave the pot control there for something else, or take it out completely. The cap is probably soldered directly to the outer case of the pot as its ground connection.  
Hope this helps. best, Duane