This listing is for the Quintet Passive Tone Pedal. The THD Quintet Tone Curve Pedal is a new type of tone control pedal designed to give 5 new sounds from each of your existing pickups combinations. The Quintet Pedal has a 5-position rotary switch which allows you to select among the 5 tone curves and an Intensity control to let you tailor the amount of change that the pedal makes when you activate it. As the Quintet Pedal needs to directly interact with the coils of the guitar's pickups, it needs to be the first item in the signal chain after the guitar or bass itself. Any other effects that you may use have to go after the Quintet Pedal or the Quintet will not function properly, if at all.Also, the lower you turn down the volume control on your guitar, the less the effect of the Quintet Pedal. For maximum effect, turn your guitar's volume control all the way up. Please Note: The Quintet will not work properly with active or Piezo pickups. Piezo pickups are used in most acoustic guitars and in the bridges of some solid-body and hollow-body electric guitars to simulate the sound of an acoustic guitar.
There are five different circuits in the Quintet, each with its own effect on your pickups. The Quintet's 5 Sounds. The 1st sound reduces the treble, gives a boost around 320Hz, and a cut around 1200Hz, with a small rise around 2200Hz, and a drop off as the frequencies go up from there.
This setting makes most bridge pickups sound like they are in the neck position. The 2nd sound gives a boost around 300Hz, and a substantial cut around 800Hz, with a slight rise around 2200Hz and a slight treble reduction above about 4500Hz. The 3rd sound gives a substantial boost around 400Hz, a cut around 1200Hz, a slight rise around 2100Hz and a slight treble reduction above about 3900Hz. This setting has a huge effect on the midrange character.The 4th sound gives a boost around 500Hz, and a cut around 1800Hz, with a slight treble reduction above about 4000Hz. The 5th sound reduces the bass, gives a slight boost around 700Hz, and a cut at about 2000Hz.
The following is from the Guitar Player Magazine review of our Quintet Pedal. The THD Quintet is designed to work in conjunction with your guitars pickups to deliver varying timbres. The Quintet is as passive as passive gets. With my Telecaster running through a Reverend Goblin 5-15, I began clicking through the Quintets tones. Setting One is the darkest, as it takes a rear position single-coil and fattens it up to an almost humbucker-like butteryness.With humbuckers, I found this position to be useable, but a tad wooly. Setting Four gives you a boost around 300Hz, a substantial cut around 800Hz, and a slight treble reduction above 4.5kHz. THD likens this tone to the in-between setting on a dual P-90 equipped guitar, and thats a very fair description. I found it usable with all of my guitars, as it fattened up single-coils without sacrificing any of their inherent airiness, as well as giving humbuckers some added beefalbeit lean beef. As you keep clicking, the tones get progressively skinnier, adding some Filter Tron-like characteristics, as well as some good old-fashioned brightening.
The Quintet is subtle, and as simple as it seems, you can actually find yourself dicking with it for hoursat least I did. The shades it imparts make it a studio tool par excellence, as you can change the character of your guitar in a very natural and organic way.In fact, I would dial-up a setting on the Quintet, and adjust my amps EQ accordingly to get just the right fit. That, my friends, is tone shaping in the truest sense of the word. All THD products are hand-made in the USA. The item "THD Quintet Tone Curve Pedal, 100% Passive, Brand New, Direct From THD" is in sale since Thursday, May 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Amplifiers".store" and is located in Snohomish, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.