Tmusician
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I got 4 new push-push CTS Pots for my electric gutiar so that I could finally set my pickups Jimmy Page style.

However there seems to be a serious problem. The wiring diagram shows some kind of rectangle with 6 connections on each pot, but I see nothing of the sort on the pots that I have.

Wiring Diagram: http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=jp_style

My New CTS Pot:

What can I do?
Last edited by Tmusician at Feb 2, 2013,
AcousticMirror
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#2
you need pushpull pots
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Tmusician
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Quote by AcousticMirror
you need pushpull pots


aw come on, are you serious? I had asked about that here months ago and it sounded like push push would have been fine. Did I really waste $40?
Robbgnarly
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Quote by Tmusician
aw come on, are you serious? I had asked about that here months ago and it sounded like push push would have been fine. Did I really waste $40?

send them back and get push/pull pots.
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#6
Do the post actually push in?
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
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Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
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Robbgnarly
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I just looked up on allparts a push/push pot, and it is basically the same as the push pull, but it is push only. The pot you have is not a push/push, it is a standard pot.
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Tmusician
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Geez I think I screwed myself over. Looks like they do not push in. I bought them from a site called Axerus UK. I'm not even living in the UK but I thought it had the best price. It was actually $50 (probably not the best price actually).

I bought them 6 months ago. It took a while to get to me and then it took even more of a while for me to get new soldering tips. I would be really lucky to get a refund now
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Viban
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#9
Quote by Tmusician
Geez I think I screwed myself over. Looks like they do not push in. I bought them from a site called Axerus UK. I'm not even living in the UK but I thought it had the best price. It was actually $50 (probably not the best price actually).

I bought them 6 months ago. It took a while to get to me and then it took even more of a while for me to get new soldering tips. I would be really lucky to get a refund now

I wouldn't order from them a second time if I ordered push-push/pull pots and I got sent standard at the same price as the other.
I do however hear good things about these guys http://www.allparts.com/search.asp?search=&keyword=push+pull
You'd end up paying another 40(total cost) for the bourns if you went with them, but they are of extremely high quality.
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Tmusician
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Alright I'm going to try and see if I can get a refund.

In the meantime, are these pots good? http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Potentiometers/Push-pull_Pots.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=64

If so, long-shaft or not?

They are push-pull but those are more common/lower priced it seems and it's not like I'm so pro that I need my push-push anyway haha.
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Quote by Tmusician
Alright I'm going to try and see if I can get a refund.

In the meantime, are these pots good? http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Potentiometers/Push-pull_Pots.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=64

If so, long-shaft or not?

They are push-pull but those are more common/lower priced it seems and it's not like I'm so pro that I need my push-push anyway haha.

Measure the shafts on the old ones to find out. I'd go with the bourns on allparts just because I know they are reputable.
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