Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Gear Building & Customizing
User Name  

Old 09-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
wakytabaki's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: australia
schecter and LTD - imperial/metric & long/short pots??

hey, I'm wanting to put a push/pull pot in my schecter c1 and ESP LTD MH1000. I've tried asking guitar techs etc and everyone gives me different answers.

both of these guitars have arched tops (like a les Paul), the schecter is made in Korea and LTD is made in south Korea. I've heard Korean guitars use metric pots, but a guitar store also told me that the LTD uses imperial short shaft pots.

so, does anyone know if these guitars use imperial or metric pots? and would they be long or short shaft pots?

thanks for your help!
wakytabaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
Call me EH, eh?
eddiehimself's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Slowly changing my identity, one day at a time
The LTD will definitely be metric. I'm pretty sure the Schecter will be as well, if it is made in Korea. They're unlikely to use US-made parts for an MIK guitar.

"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
eddiehimself is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
wakytabaki's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: australia
any idea about the pot shaft? i think they're short shaft, but I've been told so many different things so I'm not sure now
wakytabaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
UG Resident
seljer's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Slovenija
Get some calipers, unscrew the pot and measure it yourself?

Only way to be sure
seljer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
Retired GB&C Mod
zakkwyldefan79's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kentucky
Measuring the ones that are currently in your guitars is the best way to make sure you get the right ones. They actually make several different lenghts. Not just short and long. Some are just long enough to go through a pickguard. Others are really long. I've worked on several LTDs and Schecters and I'm sure they are metric. The shaft length varies depending on the model of the guitar though. So just measure the ones you have.
zakkwyldefan79 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.