Custom Guitar Knobs (Guitar Volume Knobs). The controls for your electric guitar are actually pretty simple to use; of course you can obviously turn all of the knobs up and just go to town but it is done so even better with the vibrations from the strings and the pick-up. A pick-up is meant to capture the vibration of the strings. The closer the pick-up is to the neck of the guitar then the warmer the overall sound is with a lot of lows paired rather well it. And on the other hand, when the pick-up is close to the bridge it captures the strings’ vibrations at their lowest possible amplitude which results in a very bright and a very sharp sound.
With all of this being stated, it simply means that the same pickup will have a different sound depending on the position that it is in. This is the exact reason that most guitar players are usually equipped with several different pickups at one time.
Gibson started the changes that rocked the world with a little thing called the toggle switch; or otherwise known as the toggle boggle. Times change and so does the music but the best tips and tricks for the music industry are always going to be the ones that are used over and over again and passed on for more and more musical generations to come. Before you make a decision it is best to try out all ways and then decide.
An Overview of the Controls
The volume control – Allows you to adjust the level of output of your overall signal.
The tone knob – Otherwise known as a filter to cut out the highs in the music.
*Fun little fact: All middle positions are actually really useful when it comes to amps in which don’t have a lot of power and can easily distort a sound with another loud and or fat saturation. Simply keep in mind that the sound will be best when it is turned all the way up.
A split switch – can transform what is known as a humbucker into a single coil pickup.
A phase inverting switch – can provide a bright sound without there being any low involved at all.
In the end pretty much anyone can learn how to use the controls on their electric guitar they just need some practice. Practice is key to learning anything new and being able to master it, this is why everyone says that practice makes perfect. The more you practice the more you do it and know it by heart. Some examples include a smooth jazz sound or a choke sound that is shrilly and full of fuzz. With that being said keep in mind that each person learns at their own pace and in their own way so even though you might agree, you might not. Just note that most of the above mentioned information is not needed by someone who is a beginner.