Haywire Custom Guitars #1 Guitar Players Blog: Haywire Custom Treble Bleed Circuit Modification

Haywire Custom Treble Bleed Circuit Modification Would you like being able to use the volume control without sacrificing tone?  …

A Treble Bleed Modification allows you to roll off your volume without losing the highs.

We’ll add a treble bleed circuit to your guitar. It will preserve high end frequencies and improve the taper when rolling back your volume control.

Would you like being able to use the volume control without sacrificing tone?  

Electricity searches for ground. It gets manipulated on its way there.  Because you turn your guitar’s volume down, you’re allowing some of the current to go to ground.  Rather than send it heading out to the amp to make music it adds bass.  

As the volume decreases, the frequencies that leave first are the high ones, which make the tone seem muddy and thick, without the “edge” on it.  A way to avoid this is by using what’s called a treble bleed circuit. It’s called this because it prevents the treble frequencies from bleeding off.  It allows some of the treble frequencies (the ones we want to keep) to walk around the volume pot to the output, rather than go through it and get lost to ground.

At Haywire we simply install a 220K resistor in parallel with a 470pf capacitor. If you’d like-we can add one to your guitar to preserve high end frequencies and improve the taper when turning your volume down.

There is no charge for this option-simply let us know you’d like it added when your purchasing your new Haywire Guitar or if we’re just repairing yours !

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md.and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

Leave A Comment