#2
Before you buy new pots, you should try to solder them again. For tone you can use a different cap (normally soldered from volume pot to tone pot) to change the tone action.
#3
Best taper guitar pots I've ever used were Bourns Pro Audio Model 95 pots. The taper was excellent for a volume pot--best swells I've ever gotten. So smooth you couldn't tell when the sound started when rolling from 0 to 10.

For tone pots I'd just use some CTS pots. Nothing major, I never found tone pots need to be mil spec or anything.
#4
Ok thanks guys.

What do you think of this?
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Complete-Strat-Upgrade-Electrical-Component-Kit_p_180.html

Or should I just buy seperate parts?

I'll check out the suggested ones thanks
Last edited by moominman2 at May 27, 2011,
#5
$15 is what I would pay for 1 pot if I were serious about it.

Your MIM Fender probably uses Alpha pots. Guitar Fetish probably uses similar.
#6
Quote by PrincessJoe
Before you buy new pots, you should try to solder them again. For tone you can use a different cap (normally soldered from volume pot to tone pot) to change the tone action.
I fail to see how that would change the taper of the pot.
#7
pretty sure its wired wrong man. serious. haha
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#9
Quote by al112987
I fail to see how that would change the taper of the pot.



Bad soldered pots don't work right.

Caps change the taper of pots.

Thanks for your productive response
#10
caps cannot change the "taper" of the pots. taper is how the pot's resistance act when you turn it a certain degree... changing the cap does change the frequency response though, if that's what you're saying.
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