Poll: Volume, Tone, or both?
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View poll results: Volume, Tone, or both?
Volume
4 25%
Tone
2 13%
Both
10 63%
Voters: 16.
#1
Quick Question...

In my build, i decided to only use one bridge pickup, the DiMarzio DP152 Super 3, instead of dual humbuckers with three way switch. Now my question is should i install a Volume knob, or tone knob, or both. i am planning to install a kill switch also, so i was thinking tone, but then again i don't use the tone knob that much. any opinions?
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#2
I prefer both, but if you can have only one knob, you should check which one you use the most. (and a killswitch doesn't quite replace a volume knob, as it has to be pressed all the time for silence. A standby switch does replace the volume knob.
#3
you kind of always need a volume knob...
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#4
standby switch doesnt replace a volume knob, you can change all the dynamics of your gain and tone using a volume knob at different settings, i'd say both just for versatility but also maybe add a "solo on" switch which bypasses both the pots so you dont get any of the tone of volume loss from the pots even when on 10.
#5
Uhhh... both. Why sacrifice functionality?
Simplicity is nice, but it's a lot nicer not to look back and wish that you hadn't intentionally left out the volume knob when you were designing the guitar.
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#6
I like that bypass idea. You'd get a result similar to that of a strats humbucker. Since I'm pretty sure that only the middle and the neck pickup of a strat goes through the tone knobs and the bridge pickup goes right into the volume knob.

Actually. I think I'm gonna do this on my guitar. Technically it would double as a simple killswitch, tone modifier. You could turn the volume pot to 0 and then bypass it with a dpdt switch and have the output go right into the jack, and then switch it and have it go through the knobs...

****. Thats actually a really good idea.
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