#1
I want to put in a new potentiometer because my current doesnt swell from low to high volume fluidly, it sorta just hits loud volume at half way. My friend told me I need a 'tapered' potentiometer instead of a 'linear' one. Is this the right one? (EVH low friction 500k) Thank you!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/evh-custom-low-friction-500k-potentiometer/h02667000000000
#2
What type of pick-ups do you have? Single coils, humbuckers, or actives?
#3
Quote by R45VT
What type of pick-ups do you have? Single coils, humbuckers, or actives?


Humbuckers.
#4
I think, for humbuckers, 500kOhm log for the volume and 500kOhm linear for tone is about right.
#5
Ok, I just want a pot that will swell from very low volume to high volume. Whats 'log'? Sorry I don't understand much about potentiometers or much about most electronics in general.
#6
Taper describes the sweep of the pot. A linear taper is a straight line from 0R to max value. Which explains the name. But the human ear doesn't hear sound in a linear fashion. Logarithmic (audio) taper pots were created to compensate. The sweep is curved a bit.



Here's an article if you want to read a bit.

http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/potsecrets/potscret.htm
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#8
The EVH pot is a rip off. It's just a relabeled Bourns, which you can get at Watt's Tube Audio for a couple bucks.
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The EVH pot is a rip off. It's just a relabeled Bourns, which you can get at Watt's Tube Audio for a couple bucks.


Alright, I've also been told CTS makes a good one.
#10
The CTS ones have a bit more friction out of the box, though they wear in after a while. If you do a lot of swells, I'd just grab the Bourns or an Alpha. They're easier to turn with your pinky.
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Quote by mmolteratx
The CTS ones have a bit more friction out of the box, though they wear in after a while. If you do a lot of swells, I'd just grab the Bourns or an Alpha. They're easier to turn with your pinky.


Are those a common find at local shops?
#12
Depends on what you've got locally. If all you've got is Radioshack, no. If you've got a surplus house near you, maybe. You can buy them all here though.

http://www.turretboards.com/
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