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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:53 pm 
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OK...
I bought 2 NEW Ric Part# 07341 pots....
Which are manufactured by CTS...fine..
I take it these are 250K audio taper pot???
Well one reads in at 173K and the other at 201K...
To me this process deviation is way outside acceptable range if these are in fact suppose to be 250K pots... It will change the signal strength from the pick-up as well as change the damping and lower the resonance....
What can be done to get proper 250K pots???

Chris



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 Post subject: Re: questions about potentiometers...
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:57 pm 
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It probably won't really change the sound very much at all . . . try it. But I agree, that's a surprisingly large discrepancy. You could add appropriate resistors in series with the pot, but then you'd lose the 0 setting.


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 Post subject: Re: questions about potentiometers...
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:28 am 
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It probably won't really change the sound very much at all . . . try it. But I agree, that's a surprisingly large discrepancy. You could add appropriate resistors in series with the pot, but then you'd lose the 0 setting.

Not when I am paying for "new" pots....
The pot value has a influence on signal strength as well as the damping of the Q of the pick-up... In my Les Pauls...I use 330K pots for volume because thats the sweet spot for me...250K is a bit dark and less gain... The 500K is brighter and more signal...330K just right...

Chris



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