Post by nickwellings on Jun 3, 2009 12:52:14 GMT -5
I like my TBX units. I find them useful as heck,a ctually. Some gusy complain a whole lot, but for me, no problem. I'd like to try the clapton mid boost board one day, with the stock TBX.
I've also done Doc's TBX mod and found it's very different from normal TBX contour. Quite hard to describe...I would record a comparison, but the guitar I recently hotrodded witha bunch ofs tuff, inlcuded a DOcmod TBX, I think I attached a wire wrongly, and the tone knob's not working. :¬ | Oops!
This is from a post on the Fender Forum. Most people seemed to think the TBX didn't do much a regular tone control didn't do. Here's one explanation why Fender started using them:
The TBXs on those of my Strats that have them are definitely effective (with both Lace Sensors and AmStd single-coils) in adding some clarity and bite, particularly to the bridge/middle quack tone. It sort of compensates for the fact that, on the vast majority pre-1986 Strats, there was no tone pot connected to the bridge pickup. The TBX is able to restore some of the highs that were lost by wiring the bridge pup to a tone control on the AmStd and its descendants.
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.