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Passive Rotary Tone Booster (PRTB)

Part No Image Description Price Sound sample
PRTB caps Passive rotary tone booster $96 Sound sample






Boost over three different frequencies.
rotary tone booster  This unique product is truly passive, yet it offers true boost of three different frequencies at various boost levels. The booster features a rotary switch with 4 positions. These are pass-trhough and three boost levels at 3, 5 and 7 db. The graph on the right shows boost profile obtained with Fender Stratocaster.


Boost profile (click image to enlarge)



Ease of use.
Villex rotary tone booster fits all standard 1/4" guitar knobs (shown with Fender and Stratocaster knobs, knobs not included).

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Wiring is straightforward with just three wires (input, output and ground, see wiring diagram in the right column). The booster can be used on both guitars and basses. Stratocaster players can re-wire their guitars to make one of the original tone pots a master control for both pickups, remove the second control and replace it with the Villex rotary tone booster. Fender Jazz basses can be re-wired to install a concentric dual pot, which frees up space for the Villex booster. Easy three step procedures for re-wiring are shown below.


Wiring diagram

Generic wiring diagram
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stratocaster wiring

Wiring diagram for Stratocaster
(click to download pdf file)
bass rtb wiring

Wiring diagram for Stratocaster
(click to download pdf file)