50’s Volume Pot Wiring

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50’s Volume Pot Wiring
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:25:51 pm »
I was wondering if 50’s style wiring can be done to a volume pot, instead of a treble bleed circuit.  I don’t want a tone pot.  I like the natural roll off of the 50’s wiring over the treble bleed.  I’m looking for some options/ideas.  Thanks!

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Re: 50’s Volume Pot Wiring
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 02:50:36 am »
Here is a link showing the differences between 50s wiring and modern wiring.

https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/lespaulwiring

As you see, the difference lies in the way the tone pot is wired. This means if you do not have a tone pot, you can only simulate one by inserting a 0.022uf cap from the volume output (center lug), connect the other end of the cap to a 470k resistor and connect the other end of the 470k resistor to ground. There is the 50s wiring with an invisible tone pot that is always on 10.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: 50’s Volume Pot Wiring
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 09:37:36 pm »
Thanks Stephan!   I had a feeling that was probably the solution..,,similar to Esquires.  Do you think that this solution would be a nice natural roll off on the volume pot?

Thanks!!!!🍺

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Re: 50’s Volume Pot Wiring
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 02:26:53 am »
Possibly. I would just try it - it is a very inexpensive experiment.

Cheers Stephan
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