6 Positions Varitone For Guitar & Bass – 6 Capacitors


Varitone 6 positions for guitar and electric bass

A varitone lets you choose among six different capacitors to get different tone filters. A varitone is a rotary knob allowing you to select six different capacitors of different value.

Each capacitor, once selected, is set with the regular tone pot of the instrument.

You must use the tone pot to use all possibilities of a varitone. If you let the tone pot all the way up to 10, there is little difference between each setting.

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How to install it
Solder the green wire to the selector switch ( on a Stratocaster guitar type) or on the microphone’s lug of the volume knob to any other instruments. Solder the black wire to the center lug of the tone potentiometer. That’s all

Do not forget to remove the capacitor on the tone pot of your instrument.

Varitone 6 position
Here are the 6 capacitor values featured on the varitone​​.

  • 0.047uF
  • 0.033uF
  • 0.022uF
  • 0.010uF
  • 0.0047uF
  • 0.001uF

FYI, humbucker guitars use a 0.047uF capacitor, ST Models a 0.022uF capacitor and bass a 0.033uF capacitor.

Hand made using silver soldering and Mylar film capacitors

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