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1 Meg Ohm Control Pots With Humbuckers.


Tony Balls

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:D Hi, Tony,

I've used the 1 meg pots with hums with good success. They tend to give you a bit more volume. I'm not quite sure what they do to the highs, but they sound good to me - both tone and volume.

Dave

I've been interested in trying this out instead of the standard 500k ohm pots.  Anybody got any stories or opinions to share?

Also, if you wire up in standard Les Paul style configuration, do you use 1Meg pots for both the voluume AND the tone control??

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I moded my neighbours Casio guitar, which was once part synthesiser guitar till someone knocked his coffee over onto the electronics. The synth was then pulled out and conventional pots put in. 250k was used and the humbucker (its a h,s,s strat type setup) sounded like mud. I then tried both a 500k and then a 1Meg with the 1Meg winning.

My neighbour then bought a Godin ,when he was in the USA in December and his wife made him give the Casio to me. I was showing him one of our Afri-cans last week and her comment was "Andrew you have enough guitars"

Keith

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for fun try putting in a switch in the back to switch in resistors parallel to the one meg pot so you can see for youself, sometimes a 250k pot does sound good for a certain effect on humbuckers. i like 1megs for everything lin on volume and log on tone.

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for fun try putting in a switch in the back to switch in resistors parallel to the one meg pot so you can see for youself, sometimes a 250k pot does sound good for a certain effect  on humbuckers.  i like 1megs for everything lin on volume and log on tone.

You mean a linear taper volume and an audio taper tone??

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for fun try putting in a switch in the back to switch in resistors parallel to the one meg pot so you can see for youself, sometimes a 250k pot does sound good for a certain effect  on humbuckers.   i like 1megs for everything lin on volume and log on tone.

You mean a linear taper volume and an audio taper tone??

yeah

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another thing to try. if you are using a strat. use the stock 250k pot as i think it can sound nice on a humbucker to open it up a little make it sound a little fatter, however i decided on a master tone. so i had to think what to do with the other knob i put in a 1 meg pot and basically used it as a variable resistor that i put between ground and the volume pot. so basically when it is at 0 its a stock 250k pot. as you turn it up you increase the impeadance on it. works nice for a little extra umph. can get a little noisy at max posisitions though depending on what pickups you use. but i think its a rather inventive approach.

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