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Offline esimms

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« on: November 04, 2006, 07:53:49 AM »
Has anyone here had any experience with Stellartone's Tone Styler tone pot in their Parker? The Tone Styler gotten some nice reviews and I'm considering installing it in my Fly Mojo. I don't know for sure if it's feasible, however, since the Mojo's tone pot doubles as a coil splitter. Here's a link to check out in case anyone's wondering what I'm talking about:

www.stellartone.com

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 08:31:41 AM »
I have not tried it. It does look interesting and of course the write up sounds great. You can reproduce much of the same effect if not all of it by replacing the treble cut capacitor in your guitar with one of higher value. These cost pennies each not a hundred bucks and is a tradition devise for altering the tone control curve. With the traditional tone control you adjust the amount of bleed through the cap from 0 to 100% with the Steller you always have 100% bleed through the cap. But since you have 17 different caps the cut off point changes. By changing the cap on your guitar you still can adjust the % of bleed but at only one frequency. In the old days we used to install a mini selector switch with three caps, Gibson and Rickenbacker have used this same thing on some of their guitars the 355 has a 5 or 6 way switch.

If you decide to try the Stellertone you can change the volume pot to one with a pull switch for your coil split.

I am going to try some experiments with my Mojo as I would like to brighten it up a tad but I don't want to change pickups. I am pretty sure a higher ohm volume control and changing the cap might be the answer.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 10:56:26 AM »
Thanks Alex. You raise some interesting possiblities. I hadn't considered changing the volume control to a push-pull for coil splitting. In the Vintage Guitar magazine review they talked about wiring a push-pull for one of the Tone Styler settings that allowed you to use your old tone control. Doing that in conjunction with the push-pull volume/coil split option might be the best of all possible worlds for this kind of thing. These are all fairly simple mods, relatively speaking, and the guitar can easily be changed back to it's original electronic configuration. A Tone Styler setup would also cry out for a tone knob with numbers so that you could more easily determine which setting you were at.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 06:23:58 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by esimms

Has anyone here had any experience with Stellartone's Tone Styler tone pot in their Parker? The Tone Styler gotten some nice reviews and I'm considering installing it in my Fly Mojo. I don't know for sure if it's feasible, however, since the Mojo's tone pot doubles as a coil splitter. Here's a link to check out in case anyone's wondering what I'm talking about:

www.stellartone.com

-  Esau


Since power is available from your Fly Mojo anyway, you might want to checkout some active tone controls from:
http://www.guitarfetish.com
http://www.guitarheads.net
They're very low current consumption devices... the PowerChip consumes way much more current.

If you want to retain the coil split, do the volume control mod as suggested by Alex.
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006, 10:35:58 PM »
esimms - I'm very interested in the article you mention about using the existing push/pull tone knob on the Fly Mojo with the Tone Styler. Which edition did you see this in or are you able to cut'n'paste something here? Thanks
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2006, 11:20:17 AM »
Hi Guitarwrench. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I didn't happen upon your post until just now.
Here's the link you asked for:

http://www.stellartone.com/Page.asp?NavID=119

BTW, I ordered a Tone Styler a few days ago. Expect to have it installed some time in january. Will post a review.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2006, 02:17:17 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by esimms

Hi Guitarwrench. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I didn't happen upon your post until just now.
Here's the link you asked for:

http://www.stellartone.com/Page.asp?NavID=119

BTW, I ordered a Tone Styler a few days ago. Expect to have it installed some time in january. Will post a review.
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Great please keep us posted.[;)]

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2006, 10:36:33 PM »
Sure thing Alex. And with 16 Tone Styler settings, I'm definitely going to have to swap out the knobs on my Mojo.
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