flatfinger Posted July 27, 2005 Report Share Posted July 27, 2005 (edited) Hey , what up? Just wanted to share this, I've read questions in this board about pots and how much you should spend. I've been working on a strat clone project and am assembling a new pickguard and made a last minute decision to scrub a mid scoop control and put in a normal volume control. Being one 250k ohm pot short , I tried one that I bought on sunday from the local guitar"wallmart"center. Bad move! got home , checked it out............... 210k ohms, plus a really cheese feel as in cheap.!! The really bad part is it cost $5.50!! When I took it back , the guy I usually deal with laughed, went back to a shelterd part of the counter and got me a fender packaged CTS(252k ohm)...... for $6.00!!!! Don't ask me they shovel the other ones on an unsuspecting public! If I had put it in w/o checking it, I would have thought the pup was bassy and dark! Good pots are worth it ! seek them out ! Don't be stubborn about it!!!! By the way, I may be forced to use a pot thats 525k ohm as a tone control on a single coil, what value of cap would you use ??????? Edited July 27, 2005 by flatfinger Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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