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Offline davidblaine

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Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:56:02 AM »
Hi, I'm just starting to learn to play an electric after learning on an acoustic.  I bought a leftover  2011 Idol WIDLX that has the voicing controls.  I'm not sure which of the four control knobs does what.  Obviously I can figure out which knob is the volume control, but after that, it's kind of hard to tell which one is the main tone knob, and which are the voicing knobs.  It seems like the other upper knob might be the tone control, to the side of the volume knob, and the two lower knobs might be the VCC knobs?  The differences seem rather subtle, but perhaps if the amp is cranked it makes a difference.  I'm not able to do that where I live.  Would the VCC closest to the tail control the bridge pup and the one closest to the head control the neck pup?  Thanks for any advice.  Sorry if I sound really stupid.   :-[
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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 08:24:48 AM »
Welcome, I do not know your answer, but there is no stupid questions when your trying to learn. It would be hard to learn with no questions.   Tom.  :)

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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 08:56:55 AM »
Thanks Tom. I think that the Idols they make now have two volume and two tone controls.  This older model was different.  I'm trying to figure out what the four knobs control on this VCC equipped model.
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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 10:01:05 AM »
Did not know how to embed the web page into this reply....but; if you go to this page ...So many guitars, so little Talent Washburn #8 - 'WI64 Idol' Vintage White, it may answer some of your questions. Hope this helps. The pictures alone may be a great help.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 12:36:11 AM by Sextant1951 »

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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 11:02:52 AM »
Thanks, but unfortunately I cannot follow that link.  Could you please copy and paste in the web address to the page you mentioned?  Thanks!
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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 11:50:23 AM »

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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 12:58:08 PM »
Yeah!  That photo helped a lot.  The two knobs closest to the tail are the VCC knobs.  Thanks.
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Re: Control Knobs, greenhorn here.
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 07:32:55 AM »
You're most welcome. Actually, I also learned something, had not heard of the VCC system until your post.