I've bought a few different inexpensive pre-wired pickups with volume and tone controls pre-installed. It's amazing what you can get for under $10!I'm no trained musician, and I'm just playing a…Continue
"I’ve seen a few demo videos where people showed a pickup run straight to the amp and then the same pickup with volume and/or tone controls added. It’s always clearer and better straight to the amp. I look at the volume control as a…"
"I agree with Chickenbone John. The tone control will play a bigger role with a nicer amp.
I don't like to fiddle with my amps all the time. Generally speaking as a player I like to have tone control, but as a builder I often don't add a…"
"On really tiny amps like the Honeytone it's difficult to detect any change in sound when you use the tone control...all you are hearing is distortion thru' a lo-fi little speaker. So if that's all you are playing through, it's…"
"I saw a video of someone who had a humbucker on a switch. It was wired so you could run it as a humbucker or single coil for really clean sound. I think I’ll be doing that from now on, there was a nice change in tone from that."
"That makes a lot of sense. I'm sure these inexpensive pre-wired setups don't have optimized values on the pots and capacitor for the specific pickup, and poor choices here could do far more harm than good. I've noticed the…"
"Scott, tone controls are hard to get value out of, firstly, most pots used on cbg's are cheap chinese stuff, often not working well to start with, then the value of the capacitor has to match the tone area you are seeking, and there's many…"
I've bought a few different inexpensive pre-wired pickups with volume and tone controls pre-installed. It's amazing what you can get for under $10!I'm no trained musician, and I'm just playing a home built guitar through cheap pickup on a battery powered HoneyTone amp, but I don't notice a huge desirable difference with the tone control. It does something for sure, I'm just not sure it's worth it. The tone control on the amp seems to have more of an effect and a better effect on controlling…See More
"I plan to use some vintage wood at the edges and where it will be seen. I'll try to shore up the inside with new wood: square stock glued in the corners and thin plywood on the large faces. It should look the same from the outside but last a…"
"Wowza! Way to go! You really went all out for your first one. It looks fantastic! That's a great project to share with your son. I look forward to seeing more builds from you. Sounds like you caught the bug. :) "