Hey this may be a dumb question, but is there a way you can wire a switch to make a guitar brighter? I built my backup with a humbucker, and it sounds a bit dark, also doesn't react with pedals as much as my other guitar that has a single coil. I don't have room for a pot, that is why I was thinking switch. Thanks for the help.
Hi Wolfeather, also check what humbucker you have. Some brands wind the coils to suit certain tones and positions on the guitar, eg: Neck or Bridge.
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Adding a tone pot & cap will not make it brighter than it is. A 1 Meg ohm vol pot will be a bit brighter, as will no vol pot. Otherwise, use Brian's Altoids can to install an active treble boost circuit.
It’s just a pot & a capacitor inside the box, no voltage, so it’s not active, it’s wired like a standard tone pot, I made it for a one humbucker guitar that had volume & no tone?
Yes. I was thinking that would also be a way to achieve the brighter tone that Wolfeather is looking for. Since guitar potentiometers & capacitors are passive, they can only subtract or reduce from the frequencies available. Adding a Altoid box with a 9v battery & an active tone circuit would do the trick.