#1
On my guitar there are 3 pots, vol, tone, tone.
the vol says A250k, the neck tone says B250K, and the mid tone says A250k.
So whats the difference between A and B?

Thanks
#4
Quote by -MintSauce-
Linear vs. logarithmic scale, perhaps.
*fixed*

A = Audio taper (logarithmic)
B = Linear
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#5
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*fixed*

A = Audio taper (logarithmic)
B = Linear

doesn't make sense coz why would you use a linear for volume instead of a audio taper? either mistakes here or on OP.
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#6
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doesn't make sense coz why would you use a linear for volume instead of a audio taper? either mistakes here or on OP.
Audio taper has a very subtle change in volume at the clockwise end.
You would use it if you want to have a lot of control of nearly full-volume settings.

Also, you use linear for volume when using 2 volume controls, like in a Les Paul.
Gibson does this for one simple reason:
When BOTH pickups are selected, the load of the other pickup will have a huge effect in dividing the signal when it goes through a small resistance. Ease of blending is a more important consideration in Gibson's choice on pots in 2-volume circuits.
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#7
SYK, Log pots are almost always used for volume, the ear doesn't sense volume linearly.
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#8
Quote by oneblackened
SYK, Log pots are almost always used for volume, the ear doesn't sense volume linearly.
Nope. More are log than are linear.
But "almost always" is simply not true.

1 - Gibson uses linear pots for volume in their 2-volume guitars.

2 - Some manufactures and some people who mod their guitars do use linear pots in single volume guitars, IF they want a lot of control (subtle change) in the 5 ~ 10 position of the knob.

Even though I prefer Audio taper in single volume guitars, that doesn't change reality.
I'm not making this up. These are facts.
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#9
Quote by oneblackened
SYK, Log pots are almost always used for volume, the ear doesn't sense volume linearly.

Yup this is why logs are better for volume. I've got linear for both volume and tone in my guitar. makes do difference to me. rarely use the controls on my guitar.
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