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Mod Garage: The Fender S-1 Switching System

March 15, 2011
This month, we’ll take a look at the Fender S-1 switching system. Essentially, it’s a special multi-stage push/push pot designed to deliver maximum flexibility without muddling the appearance of your
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Restoring an Original: Potentiometer Restoration, Pt. 2

March 15, 2011
Last month, we started an unusual project—restoring a vintage IRC pot that had originally been installed on a stunning 1954 Gibson Les Paul. This pot had been replaced with a
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Mod Garage: The Fender Greasebucket Tone Circuit

February 15, 2011
Many pro players swear by this tone circuit, and it indeed produces a different effect than the standard tone circuit we all know.
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The Fender Delta Tone System, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s take a closer look at no-load pots.
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The Fender Delta Tone System, Part 1

December 21, 2010
This month, we’ll begin a two-part series on Fender’s Delta Tone system, which includes so-called “no-load” pots.
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The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

November 16, 2010
The active boost circuit favored by Eric Clapton and how to install it
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Tech Tales: Soothing Single-Coils

October 28, 2010
Swap a cap or a cable to tame the treble on your Tele
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Pickup Height and Mic Placement

October 20, 2010
Overlooked aspects of tone are explored
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The Fender TBX Tone Control Mod, Part 2

October 20, 2010
Experimenting with tonecaps and resistors on the TBX tone control
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The Fender TBX Tone Control, Part 1

September 21, 2010
One of Fender''s oldest factory mods features a stacked potentiometer
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