#1
I have an S470 and the tone pot seems funny to me, what I mean is when I turn the tone pot down no sound goes out to the amp just like the volume pot. Is this tone pot supposed to be like that?
#2
Maybe it's wired wrong?
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#3
Quote by gilbeaux1983
I have an S470 and the tone pot seems funny to me, what I mean is when I turn the tone pot down no sound goes out to the amp just like the volume pot. Is this tone pot supposed to be like that?


Definitely something wrong there; sound like there was a mistake at the factor or something and a volume pot got put in by accident; take it to a tech and get it checked and/or fixed, or you could just replace the pot yourself if you're confident about it.
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#5
Quote by gilbeaux1983
I am sure it is a tone pot I just don't know why it does this


Well there's something wrong with it so either replace it yourself or get it done by someone else.
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#6
maybe something wrong with the capacitor...... make sure the soldering is secure on the pot. I'd try to replace the capacitor first, they are only a few cents. I had an emg active set that came with a bad capacitor right out of the box, my tone didn't work, replaced it with a new one and worked fine. If you are getting a change in volume when you turn the tone pot, then it's definately doing something, so don't think it's the pot
#7
yep, just looked at the wiring diagram on ibanez website, if your capacitor if shorted, is putting a short right across the volume pot, so esencially, you would have 2 volume pots instead of a band filter that you should.
#8
problem fixed! the pot was just loose so when I turned the tone pot down I guess some how I shortened the circuit. now I tightened it to its place and works like normal now!