About the ToneStyler... and why you need one!
The ToneStyler® is an advanced drop-in replacement for the standard tone pots in electric guitars and basses. Easily installed in minutes without any modifications to the instrument, the ToneStyler dramatically improves the tone and versatility of any guitar or bass with passive pickups. Plus, the ToneStyler fits your instrument's original tone knob, so your tone upgrade is invisible!
Your old tone pot is a "low-pass filter"; it has only one capacitor, which offers only one roll‑off point, chosen just above the bass frequencies and string fundamental pitches. Due to this simple design, passive tone pots function as mid-treble volume controls which reduce the loudness of all combined harmonics heard above the bass tones. To make matters worse, that large value tone capacitor loads the pickups at all tone knob settings, which reduces mid-range clarity and signal level.
In sharp contrast, the revolutionary ToneStyler has not one, but an array of six, ten, eleven or sixteen selectable capacitors and roll-off points... including a "true bypass" switch position on select models. For the first time, players can adjust the frequency of the roll-off point... not simply the combined loudness of all mids & highs! You choose how much treble to retain... how much mid-range to retain... and exactly where to cut these harmonics off. Plus, the ToneStyler's small value capacitors greatly reduce pickup loading; this noticeably boosts your guitar's clarity and output level.
Powerful and precise control of treble & mid frequencies is provided at last... and that weak, muddy sound is completely eliminated!
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