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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Potentiometer Affect On Tone for P90's

jesse1d

canada

Mar 30th, 2018 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a question about potentiometers in a guitar circuit for anyone willing to pass on their expertise. I have placed a P90 convertible into the neck position of a Les Paul wired with 500k vol + tone pots and .047uF cap. The bridge humbucking is configured the same way. I find the P90 even with tone at 10 fully on to be a little muddy. I have read that changing its pot to 1 Meg would brighten it up. Question is, does that mean both the vol and tone pots need to be changed to 1 meg on the P90 circuit?

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Mar 30th, 2018 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

No, just the volume pot.

Some P90s will brighten up a bit if you raise the screw poles three or four turns and then back the pickup down a little.

With the whole pickup (the coil) closer to the strings, it makes for a more saturated tone. Back it down a bit and raise the poles a bit and see if that helps.

jesse1d

canada

Mar 30th, 2018 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo, I'll give that a try.

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