#1
I want to replace the stock pots in my rg with 500k EVH,s. Are the tone and volume pots the same. Thanks
#2
No, the tone pots are probably linear taper whilst the volume pots are ideally log (audio) taper. This is because the ear hears volumes in a logarithmic scale (dB). Just a little maths for you to bear in mind.
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#3
thanks. Im looking at musicians friend and they are not listing as seperate tone and volume pots they are just identified as pots?
#6
the volume pots are log (B) pots, marked B500KΩ & the tone are linear pots (A) they are marked A500KΩ



You can go to any electronics store & buy these there is nothing special about them. It is the quality of the resistance material inside the pot that makes a difference (either linear or logarithmic) poor quality pots will crackle or hiss as you move them.
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#7
Volume and Tone Pots are exactly the same at their basics. It's when you add a capacitor to one of them that it acts as a tone. There are some differences in pots you should look for when buying new ones.

Check out this video on pots,
http://youtu.be/RdfIZEB2rdM
and if you want, check this one on tone pots.
http://youtu.be/7ANG3OrL5HI

Hopefully that'll help you decide what pots are best for you.
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#8
Quote by michaelbot9000
Im almost positive audio taper is a log taper... just fyi!
My bad, I made a typo there.
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#9
Quote by Dix_Fix
the volume pots are log (B) pots, marked B500KΩ & the tone are linear pots (A) they are marked A500KΩ



You can go to any electronics store & buy these there is nothing special about them. It is the quality of the resistance material inside the pot that makes a difference (either linear or logarithmic) poor quality pots will crackle or hiss as you move them.

It isn't actually standardised. Most log pots these days are labelled A. But there isn't a standard, you have to look up the manufacturers specs to be sure.

http://sound.westhost.com/pots.htm#taper


If you want really good quality pots look for ALPS made in Japan, They are a bit bulky but the quality is excellent. You can feel they are better quality just by turning them.
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#10
Yes ^^ Cathbard^^ is right r.e. being able to feel the difference in good quality pots. That is about the wiper arm inside the pot, how smooth it runs along the resistance material, but the overall quality is in the resistance material that the wiper runs on , after all it's job is to give an accurate increasing or decreasing resistance (log or linear) as the wiper moves along its length.
edit hey cathbard didnt you mean logs are marked B
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#11
No, you are talking about the old code. The modern way to label a pot is A for log and B for linear. It does make more sense - A for audio.
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#12
I've seen tone pots on guitars done both with linear and with log taper pots. I personally prefer log for tone , in my experience with linear you turn the thing down to about 3 and suddenly all your treble disappears
#13
Quote by kenmx10
thanks. Im looking at musicians friend and they are not listing as seperate tone and volume pots they are just identified as pots?


All pots are the same. What defines them as a tone or volume pot is how you wire them up. Hope this helps!
#14
^^^bull-shit^^^
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Quote by conor1423
All pots are the same. What defines them as a tone or volume pot is how you wire them up. Hope this helps!

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