#1
I'm upgrading pickups in my current axe and I'm hearing alot of recommendations to use 250k pots rather then 500k. Can anyone explain the difference to me?
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#2
use 250k pots for single coils and 500k pots for humbuckers
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#3
Ok but what is the difference??
1979 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
James Tyler Variax JTV89
Schecter C1 Classic
Ibanez RG520QS
Greg Bennett Torino TR4

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
GSP1101 & Pod X3 Pro
Peavey 5150 & JSX
Bugera 6262 & 333XL
Carvin V3
Spider Valve HD100
#8
If you're upgrading to EMG's, I hear you're meant to use 100k pots....might be wrong though...
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#10
I have 1 meg pots in my Jag. SS setup, very trebely and bitey sound.
#12
It does get a bit harsh on the bride pickup but the neck pickup does cleans beautifully. + There's always the tone knob. + The rhythm circuit which has a 50k tone pot.
#13
Which pots you choose depend on what pickups you're using and what sound you're looking for.

Most Gibsons use 500k, as do most guitar with humbuckers. Most single coils use 250k. The higher resistance makes the tone brighter. There are some humbuckers that sound better with 250k pots, the Duncan JB is one example.
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