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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Your Tele Tone knob settings, lets have it.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Jan 14th, 2019 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just for fun thought it might be cool to see where you guys set your tone knob when using the bridge pup.
Would love to know where Kieth Richards and G E Smith set it.
I'll start I roll mine back about a 25 percent.

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Toronto, Canada

Jan 14th, 2019 08:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

I do roughly the same. I roll a bit off the top on both tone and volume and let the amp do the rest of the work.

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Ocala, Florida

pwn me like it's 1999
Jan 14th, 2019 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Depends. Wide open if I'm recording, I adjust the tone at the amp/modeler.

Generally, I'll roll the tone back a bit on the bridge pickup(maybe 25%) if I'm using a pick, wide open if I'm finger picking.

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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Jan 14th, 2019 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I start at about 50% and adjust from there. Depends on the amp.

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Jan 15th, 2019 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I generally run wide open. If I take a little off the top, I'll run it around "7" (if the knobs were numbered Fender knobs).

I generally donn't mess with tone knobs on guitars because, for so many years, they didn't work on my guitars. Now that they do, I'm find I'm kinda set in my old ways.

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NW Pennsylvania

Jan 15th, 2019 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I turn it back maybe 10-15%.

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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Jan 26th, 2019 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

In our church band I play through a Pod Pro, usually leave it wide open unless I’m on the bridge. Then I’ll turn it back 10-15%.

At home, it may differ depending on the amp I’m using.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Jan 30th, 2019 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Most of the time both are all the way up.
Sometimes I back the volume off just a tad.


Arkansas, USA

Jan 30th, 2019 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a skull knob on the tone control. When the skull is looking at me I know I am in danger of -Telecaster Death Treble-. I immediately roll the tone back.



Apr 22nd, 2019 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

25% - 5% depending on the amp and pedal and gain

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Apr 23rd, 2019 09:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

"... When the skull is looking at me I know I am in danger of Telecaster Death Treble..."

Yah, especially when laser beams start shooting out of the skull's eye sockets.

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