Guitar Treble Bleed
In this series of articles and videos, I explore how a treble bleed circuit can improve the guitar tone when using the volume knob. I also look into problems and possible solutions when using treble bleed in a 3-pickup guitar. Enjoy!
In part one of this, video I explain what treble bleed is, and how to evaluate and select the right cap. I demonstrate my G&L ASAT III which has a treble bleed cap on the master volume, and I compare that with my Epiphone Riviera P93 which has no treble bleed caps (yet). The caps […]
This is the followup to my previous video on how to select a treble bleed cap. Here in part 2, I explain some basic soldering skills, and then show how to actually solder the treble bleed cap in place.
Update Feb 4, 2011: I wrote up a number of ideas for solutions in this blog post. Before plunging into the details, here’s the abbreviated version: the Epiphone Riviera P93 guitar has 3 pickups and 3-way selector switch. There’s no way to turn off the middle pot other than turning it all the way down. […]
A while back, I described some problems with trying to use treble bleed on this guitar with three volume pots and a 3-way switch. When turning down one volume pot, that pickup retains brightness, but the other pickups get duller. In this diagram, with middle and neck pickups in a blended switch position, the middle […]