#1
OK so i was placing a new knob on one of my les pauls and the POT broke. The shaft pushed down too hard and although it still turns and functions, it turns too easily so im looking to replace it, replace the Neck's cheap volume pot and get a 50s wired job done.


My question is whats the best one for the 50s wiring style, and i guess a vintage style for the pots? some googlin pointed to 500k being more bright, and 250k being warm...what type of pots were in vintage LPs?
#3
500K is brighter so they are used on humbuckers, which are a darker sounding pup.

250K is darker so they are used on single coils, which are brighter sounding.

1M pots are available if you need even more bright sounds.

I've seen 500k on strats before so these are not laws. YMMV.
#4
I'd stick with 500k. 250k on humbuckers (especially PAF humbuckers) can get really dark, muddy, and undefined.
#5
Quote by Strats&Cats
I'd stick with 500k. 250k on humbuckers (especially PAF humbuckers) can get really dark, muddy, and undefined.


Yeah this. I mistakenly put a 250k in my Frankenstrat project (with a humbucker) and it instantly sounded like it was being played underwater.... and that's a strat, which is renowned for it's usually bright tone!

Gear:
-Custom Frankenstrat (Now in bits pending a home-made Charvel So-Cal mod)
-Boss ME-25 (Modded with gaffer tape and blu-tack)


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