I mentioned in a post last week that I was in the midst of installing/modifying the THD Quintet, a self-contained replacement for the Gibson Varitone. Well, it’s installed! We’ve also taken the trim pot off of the board and wired in a thumbwheel pot, mounted snugly and unobtrusively on the rim of the f-hole! Now I’m able to adjust the intensity of the effect without the headache of removing my entire wiring harness (via the bridge pickup cavity) or drilling an unsightly hole in the face of my guitar.
Feel free to look back through the archives to read my thoughts on the Quintet’s range of tones! I still wish the same strange tones from the original unit were present, but having used the ‘4’ position frequently at a gig on Thursday, I can say that it performs admirably and sounds great live.