The ToneStyler BASS TEN LONG (B-10-L), GUITAR TEN LONG (G-10-L), SPECIAL TEN LONG (S-10-L) and the new TONESTYLER X ("Ten") LONG (X-L) are miniature ten-position capacitor selector switch tone controls, 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!


Unlike the many cheap, low-quality DIY products using flimsy imported components and noisy switching, Stellartone stands alone in using only premium USA mil-spec aviation components, gold contacts, super-silent switching, and hand wiring. Don't waste your time and money installing a noisy, throw-away junk product with a short lifespan. Your guitar or bass is worth the best!


See the animated EQ chart for a comparison of the audio performance of a standard single-capacitor tone pot, vs the multi-capacitor ToneStyler; check out our product specifications for more information.


Brand-new for 2024, the TONESTYLER X LONG combines the min-max EQ ranges of our GUITAR TEN LONG and BASS TEN LONG. The deepest anti-clockwise circuit #1 selects the traditional #473 bass tone cap, and the adjacent circuit #2 selects the traditional #223 guitar tone cap.  The versatile TONESTYLER X LONG is ideal for both guitars and basses, and is compatible with all types of hi-Z passive pickups. Total capacitance range: TRUE BYPASS to .047µF.


The SPECIAL TEN LONG is the mid-range variation of our full-range ToneStyler GUITAR TEN LONG. The reduced 8.2nF capacitance range focuses solely on mid-range, presence, and treble harmonics. Voiced to enhance the clean and overdrive tones from classic all-tube amplifiers, the SPECIAL TEN LONG is essential for bridge pickups in both stage and studio applications.


All ToneStyler models feature six intermediate circuits #3 through #8, providing a sequence of discrete capacitance values, in audio taper.  Stellartone’s signature pickup resonances and roll-off frequencies cannot be produced via any traditional tone controls, pedals, or pre-amp settings.  At full clockwise rotation #10, true bypass is selected; in the adjacent #9 detent, "virtual tone pot loading" duplicates the subtle loading and treble reduction of a tone pot set to maximum clockwise brightness.



•  For use in instruments with two push-on knobs… master volume and tone control (Les Paul Jr), swap out the tone pot and connect the ToneStyler's shielded cable directly to the volume pot's input terminal and ground.


•  For use in instruments with three push-on knobs… master volume and dual tone controls (Stratocaster), swap out either tone pot, and connect the ToneStyler's shielded cable directly to the pickup selector switch's output. The other tone control may also be connected to the selector switch output as a second master tone control. Alternately, the second pot may be wired in series with the ToneStyler, creating a two-knob adjustable-strength master ToneStyler.


•  For use in instruments with three push-on knobs… dual volumes and master tone control (Explorer, Flying V), connect the ToneStyler directly to either pickup's output cable, "pre-volume". This will control one or both pickups... but not the other pickup when it's soloed. To optionally switch the ToneStyler to the other solo pickup, use a push-pull volume pot's switch. For superior performance, an Explorer or Flying V may be re-wired like a Stratocaster, as described above.


•  For use in instruments with four push-on knobs… dual volumes and dual tone controls (SG, ES-335, Les Paul), use one ToneStyler for either the bridge or the neck pickup (it will also control 'both pickups'), and leave the other tone knob “as-is”… or swap one tone pot with a push-pull pot to alternately control each pickup with one shared ToneStyler. Or, install a pair of ToneStylers for independent EQ control of each pickup.


Please see our large selection of custom and optional control plans.



B-10-L range: TRUE BYPASS to .100µF.   X-L range: TRUE BYPASS to .047µF.   G-10-L range: TRUE BYPASS to .022µF.   S-10-L range: TRUE BYPASS to 8.2nF.


USA 24-fine-spline split-shaft tip fits USA push-on knobs, and set-screw knobs with 6mm or 1/4" hole sizes. Does NOT FIT Epiphone's 18-coarse-spline metric knobs (use a Gibson knob). 3/8”-32 dia. x 1/2" mid-length USA bushing mounts through surfaces up to 3/8” thick, such as metal control plates, pickguards, and solid-wood & laminated tops with 3/8” diameter mounting holes. Compact shielded polymer module with 0.875" dia. and 0.8125" behind-panel depth (±5%) allows an easy drop-in swap for a standard tone pot, with no fitting or modification required in most instruments.


100% passive analog circuity - no batteries - zero noise!  Includes mounting hardware and 1/2" hex nut driver.  Hand-made in the U.S.A.    MAP $159