Strat Tone Pot Mod
I recently decided to turn my strat into a Frankenstrat by adding the Ghost Hexpander and Piezo Mods which I've heard are great. I have a Godin LGX-SA to fall back on if it doesn't synth track as well as I hope, but I'm a Strat guy so I desire deeply to have that functionality with the feel and sound of a fender.
I've decided to basically set up the strat so that the 3 knobs are all volume knobs...1 for mag, 1 for piezo, 1 for synth. That means no tone knob for the strat...not a problem initially because I reasoned I've never played the strat with the tone knobs any other way than full open.
But as I've researched basic electronics I've learned a bit about how pots and all work so face a decision about how to retain the sound of the strat with the tone pots open...with no tone pots installed.
Its my understanding that with no tone pot, I should expect a brighter than normal sound because even with the tone pot fully open, it theoretically still provides 250k ohm to ground...with that removed it make the sound brighter.
My delimma is how to remove the tone pots but still have the pick-ups sound like they do with the tone pots installed and open.
Is there an easy way to do this?
1-Will the sound really be noticably brighter? I like the good clean tone I currently have in there.
2-Is there a way to wire in a 250K ohm resistor to simulate the pot open? Would this work the same way as wiring a capacitor? It is unclear to me the difference between how capacitors work relative to resistors. Is my thinking even correct? I know tone pots are rated via ohms resistance, while capacitors used to mod guitar pots are measured someway else.
Anyways, sorry for all the questions. I know this is not the best way to get a specific answer.
I'd be greatful for detailed instructions on how I could perform a specific mod to retain the sound of the pup's with the tone open whilst removing both tone pots.
Thank you kindly.