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ID: 203 — GB-1 Pro Grease Bucket Upgrade

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ID: 203GB-1 Pro Grease Bucket Upgrade

This upgrade is designed to add grease bucket tone performance to all your electric guitar and bass upgrade projects.

A Better Way To Get Grease Bucket Performance

Thank you for looking at our incredible upgrades for your electric guitar and bass.

What Is Grease Bucket?

A regular tone circuit in a Stratocaster has a potentiometer with .022uF capacitor. As the tone is rolled off, bass frequency is increased.

A Greasebucket tone circuit also has a potentiometer with .022uF capacitor, but it includes an additional resistor and capacitor. Rolling off tone with the Greasebucket tone circuit, bass frequency isn't increased.

Fender says: "The Greasebucket tone circuit adds a new dimension to your tone. When rolled down, the tone pot reduces the high frequencies, but does not add bass." The Greasebucket tone circuit keeps the bass frequency "flat." As the tone is rolled off, bass boom isn't added, making the tone control more usable. It stops your tone from getting muddy.

Many pro guitar players use Greasebucket to eliminate muddiness in a distorted sound.

Normally, a Stratocaster has three pots. One for the Volume control and the other two for what we call "tone". A standard Telecaster has two 250K pots, one for volume and the other for tone.

In the "stock" Stratocaster, the tone pots share a common .022uF capacitor. But in the Grease Bucket circuit, each "tone" pot has it's own .022uF capacitor, 4.7K resistor, and a .1uF capacitor. This means that the "tone" pots are no longer tied together.

To convert your Stratocaster or Telecaster normal tone controls to Grease Bucket specifications, you simply attach our GB-1 Pro upgrade to your Tone control. Stratocasters need two upgrade products if you want to do both Tone controls; your Telecaster uses just one upgrade product.

You also need to remove the stock capacitor on each Tone control, and take the wire that is connected to the tone control's terminal #3 and connect it to terminal #1. We made this simple for you. You just cut the wire at the terminal #3 and connect it to the RED wire attached to the GB-1 Pro upgrade. An included UY2 connector lets you connect the two wires using pliers.

Because our upgrades mirror Fender specifications, you just "drop it in" and capture its benefits.

Comes with simple instructions. To install this upgrade, you need a low heat soldering iron, rosin core solder, wire cutters and pliers.

How to install your Grease Bucket upgrade.

  1. Clip and remove the stock capacitor.
  2. Clip the wire connected to tone control terminal #3 and connect it to the RED wire (tone control terminal #1) using the supplied UY2 connector.
  3. Remove the backing from the adhesive tape under your Grease Bucket circuit board. Move the slots of the circuit board as close as possible to the tone control terminals to make physical contact, then press the circuit board down on the back of the tone control. The adhesive tape will hold it in place.
  4. Flow solder on all three tone control terminals and your Grease Bucket circuit board slots. Just "tack" the connections and avoid excessive solder.
  5. Connect (solder) your Grease Bucket circuit board BLACK wire to common ground.

Now you can enjoy superior performance from your electric guitar or bass with this upgrade.

Closing Notes

Because the "Greasebucket" name is a registered Fender trademark, we use two separate common English language words "Grease Bucket" to describe our GB-1 Pro upgrade product.

What You Get

You get the selected quantity you want for our GB-1 Pro Grease Bucket Upgrade.

Comes with simple instructions. To install this upgrade, you need a low heat soldering iron and rosin core solder.

How to install your Treble Bleed upgrade.

  1. Remove the backing from the adhesive tape under your Treble Bleed circuit board. Move the three slots of the circuit board as close as possible to the volume control terminals to make physical contact, then gently press the circuit board down on the back of the volume control. The adhesive tape will hold it in place.
  2. Flow solder on all three volume control terminals and your Treble Bleed circuit board slots. Just "tack" the connections and avoid excessive solder.

Now you can enjoy superior performance from your electric guitar or bass with this upgrade.

Tools You Need

You may need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).

30-Day Return Policy

We accepts all returns. You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee on all ALL your upgrade products. You can use your Upgrade for 30 days. If you don't agree this is the greatest product ever, return it for a refund — no questions asked. Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method (see our website FAQ for warranty details.)


Buy This Upgrade

Because you get a 30-day Return guarantee, you can buy this upgrade with confidence. End your wiring and soldering frustration with this product. You have nothing to lose except your grief.

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Shipping Details

Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
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Other Information

Notes: Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.

This switching system cannot be used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.