The new Stellartone Duo Six ToneStyler arrived!
The latest refinement in Stellartone's unique two-channel two-cable ToneStylers. The multi-range, multi-purpose 2021 DUO SIX offers musicians a choice between four contrasting capacitance ranges during the easy drop-in installation.
For use in guitars and basses featuring two pickup volumes but space for only one master tone control (Fender Jazz Bass, Gretsch), simply connect one cable to each pickup output. The blue cable's .047µF range controls the neck pickup, and the red cable's .022µF range controls the bridge pickup.
For use in guitars and basses with only one master volume control (Fender Precision Bass, Telecaster) connect only one cable to the volume pot to access the traditional .022µF or .047µF tone pot ranges. To increase the EQ range to .069µF sub-bass, connect both cables in parallel. To decrease to .015µF for mid-range-only EQ, connect both cables in series. You may also connect one cable to each pickup output, producing two complementary EQ ranges.
There are five contrasting capacitance circuits in each of the four available EQ ranges, with uniform audio-taper spacing between tones. At full clockwise rotation, the installer's option of true bypass or virtual tone pot loading is selected.
New features for 2021: Within these traditional tone pot capacitor ranges, the dual circuits have been precisely re-voiced from bright to dark, in five complementary audio-taper tone steps. This refinement now allows both cables to be connected together in parallel to create a single-circuit ToneStyler SUB-BASS control, ranging way down to .069µF… or alternately, connected together in series to create a single-circuit ToneStyler MID-RANGE control, adjusting down to only .015µF. These two optional EQ ranges enjoy the same uniform audio-taper tone spacing per step, as when only one cable is used.
The DUO SIX is 100% compatible with passive high-impedance pickup basses & guitars, with three-knob "volume-volume-tone" controls, such as Fender's J-Bass and most Gretsch models. Use ONE Duo Six per TWO volume controls.
Alternately, the DUO SIX may be installed in a single-volume-knob bass or guitar, such as Fender’s P-Bass and Telecaster. By connecting one or both cables to the volume pot, the installer’s choice between four contrasting tone ranges is easily made: .069µF .047µF .022µF or .015µF. This versatility allows one DUO SIX to be shared and transferred within a variety of guitars and basses with many different control plans, as may be required for recording or live performances.
1/4" solid "D-flat" tip fits ONLY 1/4” hole USA set-screw knobs… NOT PUSH-ON OR METRIC KNOBS! 3/8”-32 dia. x 5/16" length USA bushing mounts thru surfaces up to 3/16” thick, such as metal control plates, pickguards, and typical solid-wood & laminated-top thicknesses. Compact polymer module with 0.875" dia. and 0.8125" behind-panel depth (±5%) allows an easy drop-in swap for a standard tone pot, with no fitting or modification required. 100% passive analog circuity - no batteries - zero noise! Made in U.S.A.