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AdamB

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Gibson pots?!
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2008, 07:57:47 PM »
Just put a 500k pot in, worth the hassle!

That little bit sweeter :)
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Gibson pots?!
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 11:40:42 AM »
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I'm thinking about replacing the volume pots in my sg to 500k as well. Will I need the standard ones or the 3/4" shaft ones?


Standard Tom, the 3/4" are for capped top / Les Paul type guitars. I made the change in my S.G. - and the amount of wood between the top of the pot and where the bottom of the control knob needed to go was relatively slender. Of course it is not as thin as a Strat or Tele control plate, but on those you have to use the locking nut under the plate to lower the pot a bit deeper into the cavity anyway - so the knobs are not sitting high on top.


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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 12:14:44 PM »
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I'm thinking about replacing the volume pots in my sg to 500k as well. Will I need the standard ones or the 3/4" shaft ones?


Standard Tom, the 3/4" are for capped top / Les Paul type guitars. I made the change in my S.G. - and the amount of wood between the top of the pot and where the bottom of the control knob needed to go was relatively slender. Of course it is not as thin as a Strat or Tele control plate, but on those you have to use the locking nut under the plate to lower the pot a bit deeper into the cavity anyway - so the knobs are not sitting high on top.


F.F.


Cheers FF, I emailed Tim anyway and found out. Changed them a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with the sound of the 500k pots. They do sound alot clearer than the 300k pots, it is definately worth doing.
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