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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by nik62es, Feb 10, 2018.
So it adds DCR giving the guitar more mids (more winds on the pickup).
So we're only chasing tone so we can choke it now?
Well, that thing is generally used as a choke. In an electronic circuit with voltage present. Here it's just adding DC resistance. Moving the resonant peak just like an overwound pickup.
I can't see any capacitors in the photos and (from what I can see of the wiring) the "device" is wired to replace them. You could put a DMM on it and see what readings you but I'm thinking it will have capacitance and inductance reading relevant to mid and treble cut range for guitar. Al most certainly a tone choke - any brand or markings?
It's a flux capacitor. Now if you can just get that Strat up to 88 MPH...
What is this??
That's the 5 way selector..stock on American Standard from that year, I believe (I looked up a few more on the web and they are all identical)..not the best photo though..
Here some more details on the wiring...there are two wires coming from each tone pot, so there's a total of 4 wires, all different colours..
You are spot on ! Checked on the photos and there are no capacitors in sight ! The tone controls don't work as tone controls, they serve to dial in the effect, that is all they do. I couldn't see any brand, but I didn't do a lot more than take some bad shots of it all..
A tone coil can be any number of variables.
Wouldn't a dummy coil need to be a similar number of turns to the pickups ?
Can I answer a question with a question ;-) ? I have just received an email saying that because there are four wires coming from the thing, it cannot be a dummy coil and rather than a tone choke, it looks like half a MTC (needed to google that..)
I have done a video, hopefully this will be good enough to get this sorted/classified for what it is..