Treble bleed modification

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maxwell
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Treble bleed modification

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Has anyone done this, say, to the neck (bass) volume potentiometer? I’m considering it; seeking your experience and advice. I have no experience with this; been reading on the Internet.
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Nope. Mine is CTs 250k volume with toaster. No tone knob just a Tonestyler. No caps or resistors needed! I keep it in true bypass setting for maximum brightness. If you roll it off, the highs go but you keep your mids! I would not want to reduce my bass’s treblability.
So you want to remove the high end off the bass?
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I don't have a bass and was referring to my 325's neck ("bass") pickup. Unless my volume is turned up to max, its tone control provides little to no treble; rapid drop-off of treble. So, for my bedroom playing situation, the work-around, I discovered, is to turn up both volume controls on the guitar all the way and then adjust the amp to a suitable decibel level. It works OK; both tone controls are pretty responsive like this. Anyway, yesterday I received a variety of caps and resistors I ordered from Mouser to experiment (with allegator clip leads) with different combinations just to see what happens; retain my treble as I roll off the volume. I can sculpt the response curve with different combinations of caps and resistors. Should be fun.

Bass players: Who plays this? I've liked this... always. I bought a couple of cheap bass guitars to see if I could play well enough to play along with this song. I am a dismal failure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh4se9YMV3A
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Lewis Elliott, according to the wikipedia page for that song (and his obituary), was the bassist on that track for this version.
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituar ... t-10800534

Bass playing sure was more interesting pre-1970! Arpeggios approach, walking, and leading tones!
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