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Why Would You Change Pots?


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I am in the process of upgrading an ibanez from the dodgy infinity pickups to a set of solid seymour duncans.

i hear a lot of folks upgrade the pots also. My guitar currently has 200k pots. would there be any benifit of upgrading the pots? i have no idea what a different resistance pot will do so i need your advice.

Thanks.

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I am in the process of upgrading an ibanez from the dodgy infinity pickups to a set of solid seymour duncans.

i hear a lot of folks upgrade the pots also. My guitar currently has 200k pots. would there be any benifit of upgrading the pots? i have no idea what a different resistance pot will do so i need your advice.

Thanks.

It depends on what pickups you want to use. Different types of pickups generally are used with different value pots. Humbuckers usually are paired with 500K pots and single coils with 250K pots. When you have both types together, there's several different philosophies on what to do in that scenario. And then there are active pickups which use different values of pots, like 10K or 25K.

What were you planning on putting in your guitar, specifically?

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