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Deconstructing pickups and tone controls

In a previous project, the Tone-caster, I was able to build a tone control which when turned one way cut the treble and when turned the other way, cut the bass. This was an interesting project and the bass cut control is actually pretty useful in creating interesting tones. It cleans up muddy humbucker sounds, for example. When I first started working on that project, I tried to calculate the […]

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The Strat-o-Blender

I’ve built a few Telecasters but before now I have not worked on a Stratocaster and so I thought I would change that.┬áThe Strat I will assemble will have two single coils and a trembucker, some non-standard electronics, and no tremelo. I stumbled across this interesting option that Emerson offers in their pre-wired Strat kits and that is to use one of the two Strat tone controls instead as a […]

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