Post by ChristoMephisto on Dec 13, 2008 11:02:07 GMT -5
Seen on a couple wiring schems for various guitars from the 60's where the volume pot is wired differently. Instead of the typical input to the outer lug and out through the middle (ground is the same), the input and output wires are sharing the middle lug. Was this how some guitars were wired, did it have an effect on the sound/tone, or was it how they drew the schems back then?
I don't think that has ever been a mainstream way of wiring a volume pot for the main builders.
It would have the effect pf loading the pickups increasingly as you turn it down, resulting in the treble being reduced significantly first. And without both sections of the pot to act as a voltage divider, it would not get to an overall low volume until the last part of the pot turn. It would act more like a mud control.
Yes - always a fine balance between desirable retro chic and the leaps of progress made since the '60's with all things technical. There's often a lot of dewey-eyed nonsense about old stuff when it comes to tone and instruments, fact is, so much has been learnt since then, so many things are cheaper, better performance, more consistent, still people pay $45 for an old NOS bumble bee resistor that does the same job as a 0.02$ 1/4W thing out of China.
Oops, there's the sound of a can of worms being opened...
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