Tone and volume pots

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Tone and volume pots

Postby leftyguitarman » Wed May 24, 2006 7:06 pm

What are good tone and volume pots to put with Humbucker pups? I need to replace the ones in my LP.
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Postby bigdaddy » Wed May 24, 2006 10:43 pm

I get mine from the Stewart MacDonald catalog. In this catalog they suggest 500 ohm pots for humbuckers and 250 ohm for singles. I am not smart about this kind of talk, I order them in and my guitarist welds them in. Anyway, I've always gotten good stuff from the StewMac. Look them up on the net. They have tidbits about different things like this question you asked.
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Postby ricochet » Wed May 24, 2006 11:28 pm

Those are the traditional values for Gibson and Fender. Just to add, Gibson used the half-meg pots with P-90s, too.

So far as "tone" goes, pots are pots. A bad one will cut out or sound scratchy when you turn it, but one won't sound "better" than another of the same resistance value.

Volume pots should be "audio," and tone pots should be linear.
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