#1
I was visiting my tech today and he has a Schecter with a bass contour control that he added to it. If you aren't familiar with it, it helps to get single-coil like sounds on a guitar with humbuckers. I was aware of them and what they do, but I had never experimented with one prior to today.

I was very impressed with it. I could an almost Strat-Tele vibe out of the Schecter with Seymour Duncan JB and 59 pups. Added loads of versatility to that guitar. I am not downing the Schecter, just praising the mod.

I am definitely getting this done to my Tele. It has GFS dual rail humbuckers in it. This will get it back to some single-coil sounds. In general just add some versatility.

Anybody else got an axe equipped with a bass contour? What are you thoughts on them and do you like the extra versatility?
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#2
Nope but I think (some) G&Ls and Reverends have it and I think the regulars here who've tried them or own them like it.
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#3
Yeah- the Bass Contour is a standard feature on all Reverend guitars, and is one of the many reasons I like their stuff!

Its a great tone shaping tool, especially when partnered with a traditional Tone knob. Right now, I have 3 Revs, and several more on my G.A.S. list. JustRooster has or had a Reverend Jetstream that he described as going from full humbucker roar to Strat-like quack.
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Yeah- the Bass Contour is a standard feature on all Reverend guitars, and is one of the many reasons I like their stuff!


Yeah I knew you were a big fan of Reverend. Cool to know it is standard.

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#5
Is this an expensive mod?

I like experimenting with different pots.

The Shadow Kill Pot in my Tokai Explorer is amazing!
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Is this an expensive mod?


I doubt it. I haven't seen the schematic for it but i'm guessing it's a fairly basic passive thing.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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I've got a few hundred guitar-makers bookmarked on my iPad. There are more things being done in guitar building than I can describe: Bass contours, optical pickups, fretless, fanned frets, twisted necks, funnel bodies, parabolic body cavities, exotic materials...

Anyone who thinks there isn't innovation going on in lutherie hasn't been looking.
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#8
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JustRooster has or had a Reverend Jetstream that he described as going from full humbucker roar to Strat-like quack.



I quite grew to like it. I was definitely able to get some Strat like tones out of the Neck pickup.

I have an HSS Strat that I want to mod the bridge pot to be a bass contour for the JB I have there.
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#9
You could take a look at the Fender TBX tone control. I will be installing one of these in my own HSS strat. Essentialy two tone controls in one. Turn it to the left = less bass. Turn it to the right = less treble. It has a little 'click' in the middle so you know where the dead center is. Fairly inexpensive also
#10
got a reverend sensei ra with a bass contour, i find it lets me find the level of bass i want through different amps without having to mess about with my EQ, and just helps give a warmer tone with it all the way up