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 Post subject: Pot question...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Is there a difference in volume and tone pots? Or does the lug being grounded to the case and capacitor placement determine the difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Pot question...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:13 pm 
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generally, the one with the lug grounded and cap attached is the tone pot.

the volume (if basic wired) would have a lug completely open...

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 Post subject: Re: Pot question...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:33 am 
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The volume and tone pots are usually the same value (ie 250K or 500K ohm). Typically single coils use a different value than a humbucker because of the high frequency roll off.

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 Post subject: Re: Pot question...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:37 pm 
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I picked up 3 250K Alpha pots, a pack of .020 caps, some shielding tape and nut grease, plus several other items from a garage sale and was just wondering whether or not it mattered if they were used for volume or tone.


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