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 Post subject: 4003 VOL POT
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:20 am 
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Hi All,

can someone straighten me out here... the schematic for my 4003 says I need a 250K pot for the volunme control, p/n # 07342. but it doesn't show up in the Ric Boutique. all ther eis, besdie teh complete harness, is a 330K one. would this work OK, or do i need to get a complete harness ?

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 Post subject: Re: 4003 VOL POT
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:17 am 
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Hi All,

can someone straighten me out here...


Are you bent? RIC discontinued using the 250k pots a while back. They now use only the 330k variety. It should work with no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 VOL POT
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:09 pm 
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bent ? oh yeah.....

so the 330K is used on both vol and tone control????


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 VOL POT
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:04 pm 
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Yes. It's a good switch. With a little higher resistance, there should be a tad more clarity without getting any brighter as the 500kohm pots can do to the pickup response due to less impedance loading to ground.

As a matter of fact, not just on Ricks, but on some of my other guitars as well, especially the neck pickups, I have bridged the wiper and ring lugs of the volume pot (not the one soldered to ground) with a 1meg resistor to bring the effective value down to @330 kohms myself, as I prefer the slightly mellower tone. I also like the resultant hybrid response curve of the pot better as well -- not quite as sharp a "ramp" down as you come off full on.


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 VOL POT
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:11 pm 
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You could do a search through the forum archives and find out more information about this switch.


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