[sdiy] Guitar levels (slightly OT)

David Moylan dave at westphila.net
Wed Apr 4 14:18:38 CEST 2018

Kinda. I believe Varitone is a notch filter, while this Neutrik gizmo 
seems to change the resonant frequency, probably just added caps in 
parallel with the guitar output.  I've done the same thing on my 
"experimental" guitar with a rotary switch to select from 12 different 
caps wired in parallel with the pickups.  It's the same sound as rolling 
the tone knob all the way down on a standard guitar, except that there 
are more than one cap value available, so you can actually change the 
resonant frequency.

I've got my humbuckers wired in parallel mode so they're naturally lower 
impedance and brighter and the switch gives a wide variety of tones from 
bright down to fixed-wah style.  More versatile than a tone knob I think.


On 04/03/2018 09:53 PM, Vladimir Pantelic wrote:
> On 03/04/18 21:35, sleepy_dog at gmx.de wrote:
>> Heh! Yeah, works that way around, too, obviously.
>> *shakes head* Really. Kids these days...
> to be fair, the concept is rather old:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_ES-335#ES-345
> kids back then....
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