#1
I've recently replaced all the hardware on my main guitar, which is a newer style Kramer Baretta. It's a neck through, maple neck with alder wings. The pickups I have put in are all Bareknuckles, a Holydiver in the bridge, Sultan single coil in the middle, and a VHII in the Neck. The pickups are amazing, but the guitar is sounding a lot brighter now than it was before, so much so that position 2 on my 5 way switch (Bridge coil tapped and Middle PU) is unusable.

The guitar is wired up like this diagram: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WDUHSH5L1101. I used a 500k volume pot, with a .001 capacitor and 200k resistor wired in series as a treble bleed, no tone control and a 5 way switch.

Would using a 250k pot instead of a 500k pot warm up the sound at all? If anyone has any other suggestions about how I may go about warming up the tone of my guitar then please feel free to let me know!

Thanks
#2
why do you need a capacitor if you don't have a tone control?
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why do you need a capacitor if you don't have a tone control?

Treble bleed, put those two things on a volume pot and you can turn down the volume without reducing quality.
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I've recently replaced all the hardware on my main guitar, which is a newer style Kramer Baretta. It's a neck through, maple neck with alder wings. The pickups I have put in are all Bareknuckles, a Holydiver in the bridge, Sultan single coil in the middle, and a VHII in the Neck. The pickups are amazing, but the guitar is sounding a lot brighter now than it was before, so much so that position 2 on my 5 way switch (Bridge coil tapped and Middle PU) is unusable.

The guitar is wired up like this diagram: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WDUHSH5L1101. I used a 500k volume pot, with a .001 capacitor and 200k resistor wired in series as a treble bleed, no tone control and a 5 way switch.

Would using a 250k pot instead of a 500k pot warm up the sound at all? If anyone has any other suggestions about how I may go about warming up the tone of my guitar then please feel free to let me know!

Thanks
Yes. easy way to determine if this is enough, would be to wire a 470k resistor in parallel with your 500k volume control. that will result in loading the pickup with approximately 250k

the other thing you might look at is which coil of the bridge is active when you're in position 2.

you want it to be the opposite magnetic polarity to the middle pickup for hum canceling.
you ALSO want it to be farthest of the two coils from the bridge. if it's the right polarity, but the coil closest to the bridge, rotate the pickup 180%.

if it's the wrong polarity and the wrong coil, leave the pickup in the present orientation and change the wiring so it uses the other coil when in the #2 position.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Someone You Knew, it's a RWRP single coil in the middle and it's wired up to be hum cancelling, and i've got the bridge pickup mounted so that the furthest coil from the bridge works in position 2. Thanks or the 470k resistor tip, i'll definitely give that a try when I can get my hands on one. Which lugs do I solder it to? The hot and ground? Thanks again.