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  1. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I was planning on replacing the 500k pots on my Jazz bass, but I was absent minded when I bought some from the guitar store and didn't realize that I actually bought 250k-500k blend pots. So now I'm conflating just trying to make those work instead of having to drive all the way back to the...
  2. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    The front end of this amp has had scratchy unusable pots since I first bought it. Been just running my eleven rack through the fx loop and power amp. I fixed the pots today with some contact cleaner. It was also channel switching by itself also fixed you can see that burnt spot on the white...
  3. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I'm redoing the wiring in my Epi LP, and I have these SPST Push Pull pots I'd love to use to coil tap my pickups. Does anyone know how the wiring for these would be different than just a regular pot? I can find lots of diagrams for a "typical" push pull pot like this
  4. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    So the one on the right is clearly bias. Any idea what the three on the left are? Rivera KR100.
  5. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I grabbed a fantastic Musicman Silhouette Special this week in one of the PDN colours, Emerald Green Sparkle. The thing looks amazing and plays great too. Very similar to my James Tyler that I've barely put down in the last 6 months. I only have one problem with it though...the stock DiMarzio...
  6. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I bought an Ibanez JPM100 P2 and P3 recently, and the P3 (which is very beaten up) sounds drastically different to the P2. It sounds like single coils, not humbuckers. The output jack was a bit funky, so I just replaced it, and hoped that'd fix the issue, but it hasn't. I actually quite like the...
  7. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Looking for a recommendation on push pull pots to do coil splits in my San Dimas. There are a billion out there, looking for a recommendation on a good brand, etc. Also, if there is a schematic on wiring DiMarzios that would rule too. I don't do these things enough to keep this stuff in my head.
  8. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I picked up a simple Jackson JS32T Warrior a few months back and would like to change the stock Jackson pickups. I'm thinking SD Invader/Blackout or a couple of Dimarzio's. I dont know yet. I'm going to have to track down some sound bites to hear what they sound like. Anyway, should I change out...
  9. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So earlier tech today, I was shadowing my guitar tech while he was trying to re-split the split active pot knob in my 8 string, aaand surprise, he slipped with the screwdriver and made a nice white scrape on my beautiful gloss black finish.. needless to say I almost had a shit fit, so now i'm...
  10. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I'll be ordering some of the hardware for my RG project soon, and I need some input on what to grab as far as the pickup selector and pots go. Thanks in advance, buddies. :yesway:
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  13. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    searched and found this vola its completely sealed....but has anyone worked on it yet? and its body is entirely plastic..how do we ground the pots? Bourns 500K Audio Pot | Allparts.com
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    am looking for a 5 way selector switch.. ala ibanez... and of higher quality ... could anyone recommend me the brand and link to get one off? i also thinking of getting both my volume and tone pots changed to a bourns sealed and covered pots... any clue if its better ? or CTS would be the usual...
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Where can i get these? Nothing turns up on ebay, stewmac doesnt seem to have them. I think guitarpartsdepot is gone. Where can i get them?
  16. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I just got a Dactivator7/Liquifire7 set put in my Ibanez RG7421XL, and I'm looking to replace the pots and capacitors. I was planning on getting these pots This one for Volume: CTS 500K Split Shaft Audio Pot | Allparts.com This one for Tone: CTS 500K Linear Tone Pot | Allparts.com Does that...
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    They are really stiff and hard to turn on my PRS. I like them fluent and loose so you can shut the guitar off quickly with your little finger. Is there any adjustment I can do, or is this an inherent problem with these particular pots and I need to replace them? EDIT: Sorry, I'm trying not to...
  18. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I know 250k is the preferred value for singlecoils, but is there any reason you can't use 500k? What are the likely effects, slightly more open high end? If it's a really bad idea, is it possible to wire a guitar with extra resistors in line between the pickup and the pots to replicate the...
  19. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I haven't messed with this at all. I pretty much just leave the normal capacitor alone. And when I've completely rewired a guitar I've just gotten the same capacitor that's on the diagram. So basically has anyone experimented with this? And what have been the results? Good or bad? Or can you...
  20. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I know several of you have mentioned that you don't care for the CTS pots any more, because they don't seem to be holding up well. What are the other options? Alpha, Bourns, what else? In terms of the Bourns is it worth it to get the sealed ones (in the little blue square)? Danke!
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