250k vs 300k on a Firebird

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by jduv, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jduv

    jduv Member

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    Any opinions here? I tried 500K and it was a tad bright. I can find 300K pots on allparts but I was wondering if there would be much of a difference between them and 250K.
     
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    I remember that Gibson used 300k pots a lot in the past, but as to hearing a difference between 250 & 300k ?
    I suspect that it might depend on how bright or thick the P/Us are!
     
  3. jduv

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    Pups are:

    Neck: Lollar FB Special
    Bridge: Lollar Mini Hum.

    I may try the 250's and see what I think. 250k CTS pots are cheap these days. I was just wondering if anyone out there had any experience with this.
     
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    A pot labeled "250k" may be quite a bit out-of-spec anyway. You might find a "250k" pot that's actually higher than a "300k" one. Won't make a huge difference IMHO.

    You can also open up a pot and fine-adjust it's resistance with an x-acto knife. Have a look at this thread.
     

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