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Adding a tone control - guitar repairman in S E London?

 
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cjl



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Adding a tone control - guitar repairman in S E London? Reply with quote

Hi, I'm very probably buying a Peerless New York later this week, I've heard nothing but good things about them, although I've read that they're a bit on the bright side...

Adding a tone control sounds like a good idea - at least to give you more options on the sound - and I was wondering if it's also worth adding a switch to split the humbucker just to give more options on the sound?

Any ideas, thoughts would be welcome....

..... and can anyone recommend a guitar repairman in/near SE London???

Cheers, Chris

PS.... While I'm about it - anyone recommend a good jazz guitar teacher in/near SE London?.... I've just started playing again after a ten year gap, and I need to get some help! Wink
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planetguy



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm coming up on my one year anniversary of owning a Peerless Monarch.

i absolutely love this gtr and if this gtr is any indication of the quality represented by their other gtrs....well, all the hype about them comparing to gtrs two to three times their cost ain't no hype at all.

mine's got a floating p/u w a volume mounted to the pickguard. and yeah, there are times i do miss having a tone control.

though i've thought about adding one, i keep coming back to leaving the circuitry a little simpler/purer to have one less thing coloring the tone.
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cjl



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, I was tempted by the Monarch but I've always fancied a blonde archtop and although they do the NY in sunburst, they don't do the Monarch in blonde - and I couldn't really justify the extra cost anyway!

... and would adding on a tone knob and a switch really colour the tone that much? Would it be at all noticeable?
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planetguy



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're most welcome.

"they don't do the Monarch in blonde - and I couldn't really justify the extra cost anyway!"

actually they do....mine's a blonde!

"... and would adding on a tone knob and a switch really colour the tone that much? Would it be at all noticeable?"

that's an ongoing debate. some folks feel that everytime you throw another vol/tone pot or switch into the mix....you're distilling the tone.

now...how noticeable it might be.....pretty subjective stuff there methinks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here ya go....two of 'em at guitars n jazz.

w a mounted p/u

http://cgi.ebay.com/PEERLESS-Blonde-MONARCH-17-JAZZ-Electric-Archtop-w-HB-/320498993051?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item4a9f3a879b



and this one w a floater AND an added tone control

http://cgi.ebay.com/PEERLESS-MONARCH-17-JAZZ-electric-ARCHTOP-BLONDE-/310217893805?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item483a6d67ad
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the links, pg....

They don't seem to do them over here, and at another 200 (plus shipping to the UK!) it's not an option at the mo'..... looks like I've got a bit of thinking to do when I get my NY in a couple of days time! Confused
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the Peerless NY, and very lovely it is too..... in fact, I like the sound of it so much I'm leaving it as it is... Cool

.....now all I've got to do is learn to play the thing properly! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats cjl on the new Peerless!

may it provide you w the same enjoyment and satisfaction i get from mine.

enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like we need some photos, when you get a chance! Wink
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