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 Post subject: MPC pots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:45 am 
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so, I've been reading through the posts here, thinking through my X-720 Outlaw reconstruction...

are the 500k V & T pots audio or linear taper?
do the MPC control pots have to be 150k? and since it's technically a speed control, should they be linear taper?

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 Post subject: Re: MPC pots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:11 am 
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I would expect the V and T to be audio taper. From looking at the ones I have there are different codes on the MPC control pots than on the V and T. That may be why. If you can find out from the codes, let me know and I will PM you.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Workingman wrote:
I would expect the V and T to be audio taper. From looking at the ones I have there are different codes on the MPC control pots than on the V and T. That may be why. If you can find out from the codes, let me know and I will PM you.


yes, usually there is an indicator on the pot codes. PM me the codes!

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I am pretty sure the 150K MPC pots are linear taper. I have not tried a more common 220 or 250K taper to see if it works (it might - don't know).

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 Post subject: Re: MPC pots
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:08 pm 
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I did more research on the pots, and I actually found some 150k pots that were linear, but the mount holes would have had to be widened out on the outlaw, and I didn't want to do that... the lower resistance of the pots help keep the control signal clean, so I opted to go to some 100k pots from guitar electronics.com. I haven't started the rewire yet, but the 100's should work fine....

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