Modern Gretsch Guitars

Put a treble bleed circuit back into my SSLVO


Had one in a few years ago and didn’t like it. I don’t remember exactly what configuration I used. This time I used a 150K-ohm 1/4-watt resistor in parallel with a .001uF Orange Drop capacitor.

I quite like the results this time. The ability to adjust my volume down at a gig without the loss in high end is quite pleasing. My last attempt seemed to yield a sound that got thin when the volume was dropped and that bothered me more than the muddiness at lower volumes. I’ll probably put the same configuration in my 6121-1955 and possibly the Club. I don’t remember noticing the lack of treble as much in the TRose when I lower the volume, but I’ll check that too.


My Duo Jet has a Kinman style treble bleed, where the resistor and cap are in series. It works really well, with no tinniness when it's turned right down.

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