another simple question, how bad would 100k pots sound vs 500k pots as used as a volume pot OR as used as a tone pot......i'm trying to save myself 12 bucks on two new ones....these old ones are from an old 1980s PA system....

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Zac
They'll sound muddy as anything - you'd have very little top end.
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that's what I've heard from other sources on google...but just wondering, why would a PA system use them, and the PA sounds fine?
Because they're being used for completely different purposes in the PA system.
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agreeing and wondering the same as theguitarplaying on this one....
I could be very wrong, but I believe as the output current is equal to the voltage divided by the resistance. The max resistance of a 100 kilo ohm pot is 1/5th what it normally is, so the current coming from the guitar would be changed by a factor of 5. I would guess that it wont work, but I'm all for experimenting. I say give it a shot.
so it would be very low sound?
I don't really know, but I would guess that one way or another it will be not so good.
sorry: low as in volume wise not tone wise..like output power...
I would assume 5 times too much output current actually. I still think you should give it a go though.
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A 1 meg ohm pot is louder and brighter than a 500k. 250k dumps more highs than a 500k. So the lower you go the worse its going to get. The loads on a pot in a PA are completly different than the ones in a guitar. And 2 new pots cost a whole 5 bucks.
yes, but i need push/pulls....14 bucks each from musicians friend....anyone know where they are cheaper?
sounds like a topic for a new thread bc i plan to order tomorrow
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dont all pots serve the same purpose? measure the amount of voltage allowed through a given point. IE volume, tone,

The pots in a PA system are in an active system, guitar pots are dealing with a signal that's less than line level.
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Push pull pots are 9 bucks at stewmac. Google is a wonderful thing.
ahhh...thanks all for your input....I think I will just order them at musicians friend because once I get my other parts I'll have free shipping and the price will come out only a few bits more expensive...plus if my push/pulls don't fit, i'll just blame it on MF's crappy website that has no dimensions on their products.....

I actually found them for 7 bucks on GODIRECTMUSIC, but with shipping it came out to be the same.....

Thanks again..
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The pots in a PA system are in an active system, guitar pots are dealing with a signal that's less than line level.

Okay, I get you, b/c theirs is power running through a PA and all that....and guitar is just running off the little power from the line cord.....I think I understand now...ha ha..and I have a 4.1 gpa...go figure
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Electricity can easily defy the laws of logic. Doesnt help there are so many different electric systems in the world. It can be hard to understand how it works at all sometimes. Black magic some call it.