#1
Didn't receive any answers in GG&A so I thought I would try here:

I have an Ibanez RG570 and the guy I bought it from customized it with a 9v preamp for a boost and added EQ. I really want nothing to do with this and would prefer a standard tone pot and passive setup. I brought it to this guy I know to see if he can remove all of it and he said all I would need is a new tone pot for it.

Is there a specific one I need to buy?

And I don't understand the whole 250k/500k thing. Will that matter?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
#2
The higher the value of the pot, the brighter the tone.
This is why 250K are traditionally used with single coils; to try and 'tame' some of the treble. Vice versa with humbuckers.

It won't matter all that much.
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#3
Ok, so I'll go with 500k pots.

Are there any specific ones I would need, or would any work?

Thanks for the response
#4
500k is generally for humbuckers and 250k is generally for singles. the higher the value, the more highs you get. You can play around with different values. If you want it even brighter, then you can go for 1000k or 1Meg. Pretty sure your guitar takes short split shaft pots. Also try to get audio taper. It's a tone pot so it doesn't matter much whether if it's audio or linear taper.
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#5
you'll need some "audio-tapers", i think they're called in english. they scale logarithmic (spelling) to give a more natural volume change. this is because sound scales logarithmic to sound twice as loud.

edit: if it's a tone, you don't need an audio taper.
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Yes, actually it's important that you only use audio taper pots for tone, typically the stronger the sweep the better. Linear pots are great for volumes, and many factory guitars come equipped this way. For tones however, a linear pot will only act as an on/off switch at around 1.
Linear pots are horrible for volume in a single volume scheme.

They do have benefits in 2-volume wiring, though.
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