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J5 tele too bright.


(@davesdrums)
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Hi,

I love my J5 tele but it's a bit too bright for me. Thinking of adding a tone cap since it has none. Good or bad idea? Any other suggestions?
Thanks!
Dave

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(@alangreen)
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Why not adjust at the amp?

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(@davesdrums)
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That's a good point, but with my other guitar's I like the presence pretty wide open, a bit more clarity without being too harsh. They all still retain a warm sound I love. Not the j5. Guess I'll try 0.33 first. Thanks for the reply.

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(@musicus)
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The Squire J5 didn't have a tone control, just 2 volumes, 1 for each pickup. You have to either add another 250 ohm potentiometer if there is space (which I doubt) or combine the two volumes into one and use the second pot for tone. https://www.seymourduncan.com/wiring-diagrams?meta_params=guitar-options,2-pickups,neck-h,bridge-h,1-volume,1-tone,3-way-blade The cap would be .033uF.

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(@davesdrums)
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sorry for the delay in my response, the wife's mom took Ill had to go to Florida for a bit.

many thanks for the diagram! I think I will do just that! again thank you!
dave

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