#1
so, i'm reading the stewmac catalog, and it enlightens me that humbuckers have a higher resistance than single coils. the higher resistance attenuates more of the high frequencies giving a more midrangey tone. so i'm wondering, is there a cause-effect relationship between overall resistance and tone, or are is it merely coincidence. or more specifically, can an throw a small resistor in line between my pickup and my pots to take a little brightness out of the tone?
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#2
high resistance usually equals darker tone and vice versa, exceptions are noise cancelling single coils.

Yes you can put in a resistor to tame the brightness. There's a tutorial out there on how to do it. Gimme a while to find it.

here's the tut.
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/potm.htm
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#3
its the impedance actually and the magnet used...

stronger magnet(eg ceramic) have high pitch... /trebly
softer magnet(eg alnico) have bassy sound...

eff, impedance refers to resistance of the coil, not a series resistance like that of a resistor...
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#4
use a cap+resistor combination to tweak the tone...

can find some useful projects at:

tonepad.com
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