best pot value for P-90?

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  1. HHB

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    what pot value is best for a set of Voodoo P-90? do I need a treble bleed cap
     
  2. RichSZ

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    500k works perfect. You can use a 250k for the bridge position. You may find it a tad brighter with the 500k, but I've tried both in my VOS LP Special (Lollar P90s) and find the 500k works best for me.

    No need for the treble bleed cap either but I did like a 15 cap in the bridge position instead of a 22.

    -Rich
     
  3. ES350

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    Gibson schematics show 500K all the way to '73...seems like the right thing to do.
     
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    I would say 500K too.
     
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    I think the 300K pots sound the best. 500k can be too bright and 250k doesn't quite cut it for the overtones. Remember they are single coils.
     
  6. Junior

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    Actually, it's not the construction (single coil / humbucker) that matters, but the electrical characteristics. In particular, the henries and ohms. If you want a rule of thumb, 250K for Fender style and 500K for Gibson style pickups.
     

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