Custom Guitar Electronics

for guitar and bass

Welcome to Stellartone USA!

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Stellartone is a designer and manufacturer of custom guitar electronics.  Our unique products are proudly hand-made in the USA. Our flagship product is the ToneStyler... the world's best drop-in upgrade of the tone pot in electric guitars and basses featuring hi-Z passive magnetic pickups!

BASS TEN Long            GUITAR TEN Long            SPECIAL TEN Long

The ToneStyler B-10-L BASS TEN LONG, G-10-L GUITAR TEN LONG, and the new mid-range  S-10-L SPECIAL TEN LONG (formerly "Custom Ten") are ten-position miniature capacitor array / decade selector switches, for electric guitars & basses with hi-Z passive magnetic pickups.  These unique custom tone controls feature eight contrasting capacitance circuits with uniform audio-taper spacing between tones, and the guaranteed quietest switching in this device class!

Since 2005, many people have asked questions about Stellartone's charts, which compare the EQ curves of a standard tone pot vs an array of fixed capacitors. "Why do ToneStylers sound different than tone pots?"  The internet is full of such questions...  but usually the wrong answers!  Here's the "true story"...

BASS TEN Short       GUITAR TEN Short       SPECIAL TEN Short

The ToneStyler B-10-S BASS TEN SHORT, G-10-S GUITAR TEN SHORT, and the new mid-range  S-10-S SPECIAL TEN SHORT (formerly "Custom Ten") are ten-position miniature capacitor array / decade selector switches, for electric guitars & basses with hi-Z passive magnetic pickups.  These unique custom tone controls feature eight contrasting capacitance circuits with uniform audio-taper spacing between tones, and the guaranteed quietest switching in this device class!

VolumeStyler

 

Stellartone's new VolumeStyler Precision Volume Controls are now available in 250kΩ, 500kΩ and 1MΩ values, and with short solid-shafts or long split-shafts. The unique switched design produces significant tonal and operational benefits which are impossible using any potentiometer. Using a gold contact mil-spec rotary switch instead of a potentiometer, players may select between eight discrete ±3dB linear-taper loudness and blending steps, plus two flexible muting circuits: in an instrument featuring one volume knob per pickup, each pickup may be switched off independently, or all selected pickups may be switched off at once.

 

Your pickup's DC resistance and impedance never varies, from full volume to -21dB attenuation; this means your tone remains solid and unchanged, at all volumes. Importantly, this unique design eliminates variable pickup loading in basses without a selector switch... there's no more dull tone when turning down and mixing your J-bass, SG and Thunderbird pickups!

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