#1
I think they're called pots; the volume and tone posts. I'm putting some new Seymour Duncan pickups in a guitar and was told that i'd be better served with 500k pots. Hot Rails and quarter pounder for strat. The guitar has 250k pots.

When should 250k, 500k or 1 meg pots be used? I really couldn't find much on the web on what they mean and when used. Anyone know? Thanks!
#2
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Potentiometers_and_push-pull_pots/1/Potentiometers_and_Push-Pull_Pots.html


check out their answer to this. they make it simple to understand.

some high treble humbuckers sound better with a warmer 250k.
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#3
250K pots give a slightly warmer tone than 500K because the 250K bleeds off some of the high frequencies.

250K = warmer
500K = brighter
1 Meg = brightest

Usually, 250K pots are used with single-coil pickups and and 500Ks are used with humbuckers. You'd hear your guitar "wide open" (with all the highs) using 1 Meg pots.
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