#1
I completely took apart an extra electric I had apart to learn more about how they work.

One thing I noticed was that a wire connected to the back where the springs connect. Why is that?

Also, what difference do Pots make in sound?

Thanks!
#5
500k and 250k are for passive pickups, 25k is for active pups.

wait for someone more knowledgeable to explain linear and audio taper.
Sincerely,
Shitstirrer
#6
Quote by macaroni
500k and 250k are for passive pickups, 25k is for active pups.

wait for someone more knowledgeable to explain linear and audio taper.


Does the difference between 250 and 500 make a huge difference? If so what kind?

Thanks
#7
The difference is meant to tame the output of humbuckers and single coils, giving them a more even sound quality. I offer this quote from axetec.co.uk:
500K Ohm pots have a slightly "brighter" sound than 250K Ohm pots as they place less load on the pickup. Therefore, 500K pots are more commonly used with humbuckers. 250K pots are often used with single coils as they can temper some of the shrill brightness. However, both values are interchangeable and can used according to taste.

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#8
Quote by quantum leap
The difference is meant to tame the output of humbuckers and single coils, giving them a more even sound quality. I offer this quote from axetec.co.uk:


Ok, I think I understand now. Thanks!