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anthenium

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Excel Upgrade
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:31:31 AM »
I have a Dead Mint Y2K excel that I got in a trade. It was a showroom piece until recently. It has the Single Fatboy pickup, and the Vol/Treble/Bass controls. I would like to upgrade to the Q-Filter, but from what I've seen that would be only 2 knobs, Vol/Filter. Is there another 3 knob configuration? If not should I just put a Dummy pot in there so the knobs look correct, and leave no empty holes?

lbpesq

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »
Add a Q switch to the filter.  The rotating knob is the low pass filter.  Adding a Q means adding a flip switch, either two-way or three-way.  You'll have two knobs and one switch - three in total.  More flexibility in tone, easy and relatively cheap!  Who could ask for more?
 
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rami

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 09:00:12 AM »
Hey Guys,
 
I've always loved the Excel as is, with it's original design. If I were to ever consider modifying one, I'd add a tone control to roll off some of it's bite.  I think that would make a bigger improvement than adding a Q switch. It would have 4 controls rather than 3: Vol, Bass, Treble, & Tone.  
 
Rami