#2
they change the volume and tone of the pickups. people change them for many reasons
1. they want to split the coils of a humbucker to give a single coil pickups sound
2. they want a slightly better sound by going from cheap to expensive pots
3. they want a killl witch but do not want to mess with the guitar appearence
Last edited by britishsligean at Jun 4, 2010,
#4
Pot is slang for potentiometer. Which is actually a variable resistor. As for why they replace them when they are not broken there is a subjective argument that one make sounds better then another. Changing the value of a pot will definitely change the tone.
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#5
the pots are the circular shaped electronic pieces that connect you're knobs to everything else basically.
#6


The volume/ tone knobs go over these.

Many people say you have to change pots when installing active pickups, but I have no idea why
#7
Pots are the Volume and Tone knobs on your guitar.

Alot of people change pots mainly when switching to active pickups.
Passive pickups use different pots than actives, obviously.