Post by twangstang on Nov 12, 2012 20:28:56 GMT -7
Have any of you guys tried removing the bright cap from the volume pot on your Jaz? I tried it and so far I like it better. I play strats and Teles and run the pre around 9:00-10:00 and the master on full. Removing the cap really helped round out the tone at lower settings on the volume control. I may put it on a push pot so I have have the best of both worlds.
Good idea. I've tried several different bright cap mods on BF Fenders. It all depends on how loud you play and what guitar you are using as to what filter works best. Generally though I have found that I like them best with no cap at all.
CS Relic Nocaster w/Warmoth neck,custom Strat,custom humbucker Tele,Italia Rimini 12-string,Jazzmaster w/Lollars,SG Std P-90,'64 Silvertone Dano, Martin D-42 Koa,& a "fiddle"
RED MAZ 8 combo w/Scumback,'65 Ampeg Gemini 1,'68 Vibrolux Reverb,'77 Princeton Rev,'79 Orange Hustler,'75 Traynor YGM-3,Silvertone 1457.
I play Teles and Strats and use the Jaz as a clean platform for pedals. I found that with lower preamp volumes I was hearing too much zing in the high-end and I had to run the treble low (below 9:00) on the amp. It made it very hard to get the amp balanced with lower treble settings. With the treble cap removed I can get the treble up to 11:00-12:00 which helps the eq balance out. It also works better with pedals since the treble cap it out of the circuit.
I would either unsolder a a leg or snip a leg so you could easily put it back if you don't like it.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2012 8:06:02 GMT -7 by twangstang
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