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!
The SPECIAL TEN SHORT is a brand-new mid-range variation of our full-range ToneStyler GUITAR TEN SHORT. 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 SHORT is essential for bridge pickups in both stage and studio applications.
At full clockwise rotation #10, true bypass is selected; in the adjacent #9 detent, "virtual tone pot loading" is selected, which exactly duplicates the subtle loading and treble reduction of a standard guitar or bass tone pot when turned to maximum clockwise brightness. B-10-S range: TRUE BYPASS to .100µF; G-10-S range: TRUE BYPASS to .022µF; S-10-S range: TRUE BYPASS to 8.2nF.
For use in guitars or basses with only one master volume control (Telecaster, Jazzmaster, P-Bass) connect the shielded cable directly to the volume pot's input terminal.
In three-knob basses with dual volumes but only one tone knob (J-Bass), connect one ToneStyler directly to either pickup's output cable, "pre-volume". This will control both pickups, but not the other pickup if soloed. To optionally switch the ToneStyler to the other pickup, use a push-pull volume pot. Better yet, convert the dual volumes to master plus blend (like Fender's Deluxe basses).
In four-knob guitars or basses featuring two pickup volumes and two tone controls (Fender Thinline, Rickenbacker), 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, upgrade with a pair of ToneStylers, for independent EQ control of each pickup.
USA 1/4" Solid-shaft tip with "D" flat for secure mounting of USA 1/4" hole set-screw knobs. DOES NOT FIT any push-on knobs, or 6mm hole metric set-screw knobs (use a ToneStyler LONG model). 3/8”-32 dia. x 5/16" short-length USA bushing mounts through surfaces up to 3/16” thick, such as metal control plates, pickguards, and ≤3/16”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.
See the animated EQ chart for a comparison of the audio performance of a standard single-capacitor bass tone pot, vs the multi-capacitor ToneStyler BASS TEN; check out our product specifications for more information.
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 $129