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 Guitar Mod Question 
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Dr. X

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Hey guys,

I'm doin what every guitarist wants to do with their first guitar.... fix that piece of shit up! Basically I have a Peavey beginner strat from '97 or so, my first electric. Recently, my soloing and playing has been a bit more 'rootsy' so I'm gonna try make it a funk/blues orientated guitar.

Anyway, one of the things I want this baby to do is clean up nicely when the volume is turned down. My JS1000 has a switchable hi-pass filter which upon further research would appear to be a 330pf capacitor wired into a push/pull pot. I don't particularly want it switchable on this mod I'm doing, so I checked out the PGM and JEM wiring and noticed that the same capicitor is just wired into the P/U selector, so it's not switchable.

My question is, do I need to get a specific type of capacitor, or would any type measuring 330pf be ok when wired into my switch? I don't have too much of a clue about electronics. gradually learning.


Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:15 am
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any cap will do...

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Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:02 pm
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Dr. X
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get cts pots. i got them for my strat and it works/feels great.

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Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:27 pm
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Dr. X

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Cheers for the info guys! Lookin forward to working on this beast!


Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:35 am
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