A change of heart

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by rockonomics, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. rockonomics

    rockonomics Member

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    Many here have heard me say that caps is caps and pots is pots.
    I may have changed my mind about the pots. When I built my latest guitar I installed a new set of 500K's (brand name witheld) and noticed the volume pot had a dead spot. Part way thru the sweep it would just quit producing sound. So I went back to my fave geetar store and they gladly exchanged it for me. I took it home and it measured 410K. Hardly within the =/- 10% range.
    I realize that every company has products that don't pass judgement, but I live in the sticks, 20 miles from my geetar store. Any suggestions for pots that don't have such a large margin of error? Are these Bournes pots worth the xtra coin?
     
  2. omfg51

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    Honestly, I still think pots is pots. Same for caps. Every company produces a dud sometime in their history.
     
  3. rockonomics

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    Omf, your one of the few. I'm not mentioning the name of the manufacturer because of potential rule violation, but it's one of the two most common. Also this cut out is one where it cuts out and then resumes as I roll the knob down farther. So it's not like I got a linear taper by mistake.
     
  4. aT19er

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    I've tried Alpha, CTS, Bours, Alessandro, and Hamer guitar pots and the Hamer branded ones are hands down my favorite.
     
  5. rockonomics

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    Are the Hamer pots readily available? Maybe I just ran into a streak of, uh, bad pot luck:rotflmao
     

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