#1
Ok, so everyone says you should use 500k for humbuckers, and 250k for singles,
Here's the problem

I wanna run a strat with a humbucker in he bridge, and a single in the neck.

Could i use a 250k pot, with a 250k Resistor going from the humbucker to the switch to get the same effect as using a 500k pot?

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#2
one trick I've used in the past is to use 500k an stick a 750k resistor between pin 1 and 3, turns it into a 300k pot (kind of, but it works well with HSS)

otherwise just use 500k and roll back the tone a little
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#4
2 separate volumes is a great trick. Or pick a bridge humbucker that is very bright (SD JB or distortion) so if you use it with a 250k pot it still sounds good but not shrill - which can happen easily w/ bright humbuckers+strat
#5
the whole 500k for hums and 250k for singles is a suggestion to keep the treble of the respective pickup types under control, not a hard and fast rule. for instance Gibson use 300k pots for hums, which chops the treble of their burstbuckers or whichever other hums they put in their guitars
#6
Quote by gman128
the whole 500k for hums and 250k for singles is a suggestion to keep the treble of the respective pickup types under control, not a hard and fast rule. for instance Gibson use 300k pots for hums, which chops the treble of their burstbuckers or whichever other hums they put in their guitars

This is correct, lower pot values only serve to reduce treble and output.

I suggest just using a 500K pot, you can always just use the tone knob if things get too trebly but you might not even notice it.

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#8
Sweet! Thanks for the advice!
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#9
So, the lower the pot value, the less trebly it will sound?

I was running an irongear Hot slag in the strat in question with a 250k pot, and it sounded too harsh, that's why i was looking for an alternative :/
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