Making a load resistor plug is really pretty easy. All you have to do is go to RadioShack and purchase a couple of DIY phono plugs (RS Cat.#: 274-339). Remove the cover, and solder the resistor and/or capacitor leads to the pin and crown of the plug, making sure it will all fit inside when the cover is put back on. Then you put the cover back on, and it's done. Takes longer for the soldering iron to heat up than it does to make one...
You can make several to match the pickups in your guitar, or to further shape your sound.
Listed below are some suggestions from Seyour Duncan's original literature:
|LOAD RESISTOR PLUGS AND SOUND EFFECTS|
|Load Input Value at 1khz||Capacitance (In Picofarads)||Resistance (In Ohms)||Sound Effect||Comments|
|500k||3300pf||10k||Use w/ acoustic to enrich tone||Supplied with amp|
|1 meg||-0-||1 meg||Will make tone slightly smoother sounding||Supplied with amp|
|26k||.01||10k||Slightly rolled off high end. Use with pickups that are too bright.||DIY|
|11.5k||.1||10k||For mellow, smooth jazz sounds||DIY|
|10k||-0-||10k||Quietest operation when using Low Impedence Pickups||DIY|
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