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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Tele treble bleed

A String

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Nov 29th, 2018 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is there anyone who preffers not to use treble bleed on their Tele ? I have the Nashville Tele and feel like it has a little more Dynamic .

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Nov 29th, 2018 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

It totally depends on the guitar, the pickups, the specific amp, and your ears. Some of my guitars have the TB on the volume pot, and some don't.

Generally, a treble bleed does prevent a Tele's neck pickup from becoming too dark when rolled way back on the volume. But not all pickups suffer from this.

The best way to approach this is exactly how you have done it: try it both ways and see what you like better.

Your ears will never lie to you, but the people that make and sell guitars, pickups, amps, cables, knobs, guitar hardware, etc., sure will. And many players buy into the smoke & mirrors and hype.

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Nov 29th, 2018 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don’t use treble bleed mods. I have, and I wandered away from them.

That’s just me.

A String

USA

Nov 29th, 2018 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

I bought Nashville Tele and like it without the treble bleed,it's more dynamic,I converted my elite to conventional control plate and vn's, and no treble bleed

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Nov 30th, 2018 01:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think I am just too used to guitars without them. It seems like such a logical idea until I use it. It seems too bright to me. The perception of lowering the lowering the volume at the guitar causes the amp to get quieter, and thus makes the tone seem a little thinner to me. With the treble bleed, this accentuates that too much. I kind of like how it gets a little warmer. It seems to maintain the girth a bit when rolling back.



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Nov 30th, 2018 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I couldn't have said it better, Aaron. That is exactly me.

I experimented with them for a while. The cap and resistor type. Different cap values. I forget what all I tried. It was probably 15 years ago.

Turns out I like the "normal" behavior of the volumes.

Different strokes.

Mick Reid
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Nov 30th, 2018 10:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Funny you guys (Aaron & Leftee) should mention this, as I've been having conflicted feelings over the treble bleeds recently.

The past few years I've been installing them (.001uF cap only) as a matter of course.
I've had a couple of guitars lately that I just don't like it in. So I'm thinking I really need to just do it on case by case basis and not as a general rule.

I'm just waiting for those two guitars to need some other work or at least a string change before I clip out those caps.

I need to sit down with *each* of my current instruments and see which will ones keep the treble bleed or "get the snip".

Fortunately I only have 9 guitars at the moment 8^)


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Nov 30th, 2018 10:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I couldn't have said it better, Aaron. That is exactly me.

I experimented with them for a while. The cap and resistor type. Different cap values. I forget what all I tried. It was probably 15 years ago.

Turns out I like the "normal" behavior of the volumes.

Different strokes."

Yup! Couldn't find a solution I liked better than stock. Go figure.

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Dec 1st, 2018 12:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

There you go! Your ears won't lie to you. Just because Stevie Ray Vai uses a SooperDooper on his pedalboard for his tone doesn't mean you can buy one and sound the same. Players are individuals.

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Dec 1st, 2018 02:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

My ears don’t lie, but the voices in my head tell fairy tales.

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Dec 1st, 2018 05:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

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