Epi Dot - What are all the knobs for ?

I give up ! I've messed and messed but its not clicking in the hollow void of a skull I have

The 4 knobs/dials on me Dot, what does each do ? (I didnt get a manual !!! Should you get on ???) They seem to do diff. thing depending on which pick up the 3 pos. switch is on and its not sinking in

If any cares to give me some hints / URL for Epi Intructions

As you hold the guitar and look down at it

The Dial at the end of the F-Slot (Call it N) Tone ? Dial neaest the amp lead connex (Call it E) Tone ? Nearest the switch (Call it S) Vol ? The other one (Call it W) Vol ?

Switch Pos furthest away 1, middle 2, near too 3

I find that in certain pos. the volume seems to be S or W ? Does switch pos. 2 mean you can control the volume of each pick up ??

Many Thanks IA

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Merlyn avatar
9 years ago #2
Merlyn
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as you look down you have two volume controls and two tone controls, usually the top two (nearest the strings) are the neck pickup controls and the lower two are the bridge pickup - with the volume on the left and the tone on the right. The switch settings are UP - neck pickup MIDDLE - both, and DOWN bridge pickup - what you have to be careful of though is that if you set one of the volume controls to zero it'll cut the sound altogether in the MIDDLE position.

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9 years ago #3
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An easy way to remember it is that when the switch is up, then you use the upper two knobs; when the switch is down you use the lower two knobs; and when the switch is in the middle you can use both.

Daniel C.

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9 years ago #4
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Thanks to all answers so far

Ill print em out and hopefully it will all sink in

- Milkboy

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9 years ago #5
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Of course, a peasant like me would say, leave ´em all on full! Also, that 3 way switch is really only 2 way. Down for rock, Up for jazz

Only jesting. Once you get the jist, you´ll find your favorite positions and use those mostly.

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9 years ago #6
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With the guitar plugged into an amp, turn all knobs fully clockwise and tap each pickup in turn with something metallic (but not sharp enough to scratch the pickups or covers). The pickups which return a click are on. Experiment with the switches until you know which switch position and which pickups are 'on' when you tap them. If you can set the switch to isolate each pickup in turn, then turn each knob in turn anticlockwise then clockwise and note the results. You should be able to identify one pair of knobs which affect the volume and tone of each pickup. It varies from guitar to guitar, but the Gibson (LP/SG/335) and variations on Strat/Tele are most common, but if the guitar's been modded or doesn't conform to the common standards, the switching+tapping+turning will eventually work even if some of the combinations of switches/pickups/pots are faulty.

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9 years ago #7
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If the strings are close enough to the pickups, pushing them down to touch the pickups can be sufficient to get a click form an 'on' pickup. This is useful if checking out a guitar in a s/h shop to ensure all the pickups, switches and knobs are working, and finding or using something else metallic might not be welcome by the vendor.

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4 years ago #8
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What, do that again slower, turn the knobs you silly. They are nice, adjust the tone.

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