Haywire Custom Treble Bleed Circuit Modification For Volume Without Sacrificing Tone

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Haywire Custom Treble Bleed Circuit Modification For Volume Without Sacrificing Tone

Treble Bleed

  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.

Electricity searches for ground. We manipulate it and make it do things on its way there.  When you turn your guitar’s volume down, you’re allowing some of the current to go to ground as opposed to going out to the amp to make sound.

improve the guitar taper when turning your volume down

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.

Treble Bleed

Haywire Custom Guitars Treble Bleed Circuit

At Haywire Custom Shop 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 guitar taper when turning your volume down.  Lose the muffled bass fulled sound when turning your volume pot down. A pot or potentiometer has only one function and that is to raise or lower volume. It needs to do just that. However, if your guitar circuit lacks the treble bleed mod then you’ll get the unwanted sound of muffle. You  simply want a volume shift. 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”.

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