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Im wondering if it's responsible for the significant volume loss when the tone is rolled off ?

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I’d imagine so. Is the pot 500k?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:06 am I’d imagine so. Is the pot 500k?
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:24 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:06 am I’d imagine so. Is the pot 500k?
1meg

I found this: seems it was designed that way...

https://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vi ... p?t=117019

Those values seem high to me, coming from the Strat & LP world, as I do. Especially given the Jag pickups are not that hot. Did you try a 500k pot & 47k capacitor?

Just a thought, I've wondered about using stacked pots in a Tele, so I can have two independent vol&tone circuits, 250k and 500k. You can get stacked pots with different values 250k&500k, 500k&1Meg. Could be fun to play with, especially if you have strange pickup combinations.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:44 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:24 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:06 am I’d imagine so. Is the pot 500k?
1meg

I found this: seems it was designed that way...

https://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vi ... p?t=117019

Those values seem high to me, coming from the Strat & LP world, as I do. Especially given the Jag pickups are not that hot. Did you try a 500k pot & 47k capacitor?

Just a thought, I've wondered about using stacked pots in a Tele, so I can have two independent vol&tone circuits, 250k and 500k. You can get stacked pots with different values 250k&500k, 500k&1Meg. Could be fun to play with, especially if you have strange pickup combinations.
I'm.just running with the stick 1 meg pots. Factory. Same as JM wiring.
I will do a complete new harness I think. I see the american pro set up is more akin to a strat with no 58k resistor and a more convenientional tone and vol pit value. Cheers

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:54 am I want to know more about that yellow Mustang! A lot more...
Hey mate, thanks for the interest! I made a post on the forum about it earlier:
https://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtop ... 42&t=38801

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Thomas Hurst wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:18 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:54 am I want to know more about that yellow Mustang! A lot more...
Hey mate, thanks for the interest! I made a post on the forum about it earlier:
https://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtop ... 42&t=38801
Thanks for that, great thread. Now I need a WudTone finishing kit. I really like their red.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:22 pm
Thomas Hurst wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:18 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:54 am I want to know more about that yellow Mustang! A lot more...
Hey mate, thanks for the interest! I made a post on the forum about it earlier:
https://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtop ... 42&t=38801
Thanks for that, great thread. Now I need a WudTone finishing kit. I really like their red.
Yeah the wudtone worked so great! especially for someone like me who doesn't have any prior experience finishing a guitar, nor a workspace to ventilate a paint booth and such, I'm eyeing up their faded fiesta red kit for my next telemaster build.

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Thomas Hurst wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:38 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:22 pm
Thomas Hurst wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:18 pm

Hey mate, thanks for the interest! I made a post on the forum about it earlier:
https://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtop ... 42&t=38801
Thanks for that, great thread. Now I need a WudTone finishing kit. I really like their red.
Yeah the wudtone worked so great! especially for someone like me who doesn't have any prior experience finishing a guitar, nor a workspace to ventilate a paint booth and such, I'm eyeing up their faded fiesta red kit for my next telemaster build.
Wait, did they ship nitro to you??

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robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Thomas Hurst wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:38 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:22 pm

Thanks for that, great thread. Now I need a WudTone finishing kit. I really like their red.
Yeah the wudtone worked so great! especially for someone like me who doesn't have any prior experience finishing a guitar, nor a workspace to ventilate a paint booth and such, I'm eyeing up their faded fiesta red kit for my next telemaster build.
Wait, did they ship nitro to you??
It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Thomas Hurst wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:38 pm

Yeah the wudtone worked so great! especially for someone like me who doesn't have any prior experience finishing a guitar, nor a workspace to ventilate a paint booth and such, I'm eyeing up their faded fiesta red kit for my next telemaster build.
Wait, did they ship nitro to you??
It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)
I am a complete sceptic when it comes to tonal effects of paints, especially on electric guitars. But nitro just ages the right way in my eyes.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Thomas Hurst wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:38 pm

Yeah the wudtone worked so great! especially for someone like me who doesn't have any prior experience finishing a guitar, nor a workspace to ventilate a paint booth and such, I'm eyeing up their faded fiesta red kit for my next telemaster build.
Wait, did they ship nitro to you??
It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)
I would have thought that before the interweb there were no gear snob congregations that widely dispersed disparaging communications :wink:
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Jay wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:54 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:25 pm

Wait, did they ship nitro to you??
It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)
I would have thought that before the interweb there were no gear snob congregations that widely dispersed disparaging communications :wink:
Indeed, I was having a little joke there

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robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:46 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:25 pm

Wait, did they ship nitro to you??
It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)
I am a complete sceptic when it comes to tonal effects of paints, especially on electric guitars. But nitro just ages the right way in my eyes.
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:13 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:46 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 pm

It’s not nitro, apparently. All of their products are water-based. The website reckons nitro dulls the tonez.

Before nitro, acoustic instruments were French polished for an even thinner and less protective finish. I expect when nitro came along all the gear snobs were very disparaging. :-)
I am a complete sceptic when it comes to tonal effects of paints, especially on electric guitars. But nitro just ages the right way in my eyes.
100%
Except for one very bad side effect... as nitro ages it goes yellowy which can turn a blue guitar a bit greenish!!! :o

This has forced me to sell a PRS I really liked! :( To Keon's benefit.
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