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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Treble bleed or Fezz Parka on strat?

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I don't know if this has been over-discussed before. I am pretty new to the world of tone..... Just about to wire a new strat pickguard and I am struggling between Fezz parka wiring and Treble bleed (I already ordered a kit--0.0012uf cap and 150K resistor...)

Which one is more natural/better??? I just want to know the general concensus.

Also, if I were to use treble bleed...series or parallel?

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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say the Fezz is more natural.

Treble bleed is parallel.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say the Fezz is more natural.

Treble bleed is parallel.
I have seen people do series as well... what gives??
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with the treble bleed, the highs stay, but you lose low end as you roll back the volume, so it sounds like you are actually getting brighter. with the fezz parka you retain both the low and the high end. it sound like the exact same tone, just less of it as you roll back. each different treble bleed has a draw back, there are a lot of different ones.
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My main strats are G&L's and they come with treble and bass cut from the factory. I love them both but I did end up cutting the treble bright cap from the volume pot on both as it just seemed un-natural sounding to me when I rolled the volume off.

It changed the overall tone of the guitar, it seemed to calm it down. I never ran the treble above 3 because it was so bright. Now I have use of the whole range and it doesn't get ice picky. I would copy this circuit minus the bright cap on the volume knob.
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with the treble bleed, the highs stay, but you lose low end as you roll back the volume, so it sounds like you are actually getting brighter. with the fezz parka you retain both the low and the high end. it sound like the exact same tone, just less of it as you roll back. each different treble bleed has a draw back, there are a lot of different ones.
I heard that wiring the treble bleed cap and resistor in series can reduce some of the un-nuatural tone...Is that true?

So...looks like there is really nothing bad about fezz parka...if so.... dang I just kill a $5 bill...
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My vote!

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ah, that's a Fez.......................................and a Parka

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ah, that a Fezz.......................................Parka
O..........kay..

Does any one have a fezz wiring diagram for strat?
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usually they do it with a blender pot:

http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/data/...rat_FP_mod.jpg
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thanks man... so fezz wiring is basically 50s wiring??
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thanks man... so fezz wiring is basically 50s wiring??
it's one in the same
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50's wiring mod-Ted Greene-Fezz Parka

same deal
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50's wiring mod-Ted Greene-Fezz Parka

same deal
is the blender pot required for it to work perfectly?

also.... I am looking at both diagrams given above.... are they different?
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is the blender pot required for it to work perfectly?
not at all
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would this be exactly fezz wiring??
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yeah. that's the same wiring as was in the link i posted. the only thing i would do differently is get rid of the jumper and run the 2nd tone straight to the bridge position and use a .047 cap instead of the .022 that diagram shows.
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