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Username: anthenium

Post Number: 17
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:31 am:   Edit Post

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?
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5255
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

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?

Bill, tgo
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Username: rami

Post Number: 987
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

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 :-)

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