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Are Log Pots All The Same


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Just a (hopefully) quick question. I am looking at using this wiring setup for my current (first) build, and am using log taper pots from StewMac. When i look at the post from the same angle as shown in the diagram (looking straight at the terminals with the shaft pointing down) the right hand terminal is the "low" end of the pot. Are all log pots built this way or do i need to figure out which way the diagram is drawn by some other means?

Thanks in advance

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I think I understand what you are asking. These pots are wired normal - meaning that a clockwise rotation increases the volume. This is correct for a log or audio taper pot.

If you set the wiper in the middle of it's rotation, from the wiper to the "right" lug (as drawn) should be a lower resistance value than from the wiper to the "left" lug.

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I think I understand what you are asking. These pots are wired normal - meaning that a clockwise rotation increases the volume. This is correct for a log or audio taper pot.

If you set the wiper in the middle of it's rotation, from the wiper to the "right" lug (as drawn) should be a lower resistance value than from the wiper to the "left" lug.

Thanks for that. I had assumed that since there were no markings on the diagram that this was the "normal" way for these to work, but didn't want to get it wired up and then wonder why i didn't work properly.

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