#1
does somebody know which pot value I should use for single coils, because on my guitar it's 500 k(tone + volume) but on the fender website, they say it's supposed to be 250k each, does somebody know which is good?
#2
250k is what most people prefer, and is also what strats and teles were designed to use. You might like 500k though.

Is your guitar a Squier?
#3
I'd stick with 250k for single coils. I'd only use 500k for something like hotrails.
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#4
so two 250k would be the best choice, also there's a B and A on the pot, the originals were B's but does it make any difference?
#5
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250k is what most people prefer, and is also what strats and teles were designed to use. You might like 500k though.

Is your guitar a Squier?

no, fender tele
#6
whats the difference? just the output?
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#7
pots just control resistance from the guitar signal. the different numbers can kinda be thouhgt of as sensetivity an range. a 500k pot is going to have a bit more range, but less sensetivity, so its hard to find the sweet spot. the larger range is better for humbuckrs and maybe higher output single coils. b is a linear taper. a is a logarithmic taper or audio taper because it works better with the human ear.
#8
On modern potentiometers, B means it's a linear taper, and A means it's an Audio taper.
You can use either, but I find that Audio taper is the best for this kind of circuit.

As for difference..
A 500K pot will brighten up your sound a little, which is why it's used on humbuckers; to counteract the natural warmness of a humbucker.
A 250K pot will warm up your sound a bit, which is why it's used with the naturally bright single coils.
It's all accordin' to taste, really.
#10
I use 1m on my vintage noiseless and it sounds amazing.
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#11
ah right cool, thats cleared a few things up lol
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