A Treble Bleed Circuit Modification allows a guitar player to roll off your volume without losing the highs. We’ll add a treble bleed circuit to your guitar. It preserves the high end frequencies and improves 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 a guitar’s volume is turned down, it allows some of the current to go to ground as opposed to going out to the amp to make sound.
As your volume decreases, the frequencies that leave first are the high ones. Your tone is now muddy and thick, without any “edge” on it. The way to avoid this is by adding 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 move around the volume pot. They then go to the output, rather than go through it and get lost to ground.
At Haywire Custom Shop we simply install a 220K resistor in parallel with a 470pf capacitor. If you’d like-we will add one to your guitar to preserve high end frequencies. It will also vastly improve the taper when turning your volume down. There is no charge for this treble bleed circuit option. Simply let us know you’d like it added when your purchasing your new Haywire Guitar or if we’re just repairing yours!