Alucard817
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Join date: May 2010
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#1
Okay maybe not completely, but I don't understand much and since I have some pots that need replacing I have a few questions.

Before I start I have done some research (most went over my head) But I came away with:

1M pots are the brightest sounding.
500k are not as bright.
250k sound darker.

I will be replacing pots (for the first time EVER) in an Ibanez GSR-100 (P pup) and my Kramer Striker 100ST (1 HB in the bridge).

Questions:

1) What is the difference between audio taper and linear taper?

2) Would the 500k pots work well in my Ibby?
Note: I want as close to a classic P bass tone as possible.

3) Would a concentric pot work in my Kramer guitar? It only has one volume but I want to give it a bit more versatility.

4) I know what caps do, but are they different for guitars and basses?
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Alucard817
Registered User
Join date: May 2010
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#3
Okay. Doing yet more research it seems to get as close as possible to a P bass tone I might want to go 250k and audio taper for the volume, and linear for the tone.

Is that right?
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
fastlanestoner
the nxt NEXT Nigel Tufnel
Join date: Sep 2007
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#5
1) Effectively the span of '100' to '0'. The log/audio taper pots function more like the human ear. Essentially use audio/log for volume controls and linear for tone controls

2) Depends. 500ks are used in Les Pauls for example, and 250k are used in singlecoils. These are not tried and true rules, but if your guitar has humpups I would start with 500k

3) I feel the difference would be negligible

4) The values are slightly different, yes. again if you play with tone on 10 the caps don't really matter aside from that they are a part of the circuit
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