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Dimarzio 250k different to stock Fender

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by jezzzz2003, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I recently changed my scratchy volume pot on my AM STD Strat to a
    Dimarzio 250K.
    There seems to be quite a difference,
    I run an overdrive with my setup and use my guitars volume pot
    for clean passages,
    The Dimarzio doesnt clean up like the Fender used to.
    I have to turn down to near 0 to get the equivalent sound the old one had.
    Whats up wid dis?:BITCH
     
  2. Shredcow

    Shredcow Member

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    Prob because the taper of the Dimarzio is more even than the Fender?
     
  3. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

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    I've just ordered another Fender pot,
    Cant stand the Dimarzio taper.
    I cant see why anyone would use one of these in a guitar.
    It basically just adjusts volume smoothly whearas the Fender
    cleans up very nicely and also has a great taper that does not lose a great deal of volume until near its 0 point.
     
  4. Shredcow

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    :) I'm on the other side of the fence... i prefer that even taper all the way, although yes, like what you say, it takes longer rolling to get the amp to clean up...
     
  5. John Phillips

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    It sounds like the DiMarzio is a Linear pot - the Fender one is Log. Gibson use Linear pots for volume too.
     
  6. hipfan

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    Coincidentally, I've been using a couple Dimarzio 500K push-pull pots in the tone control positions on my Washburn HB-35 recently. They supposedly are audio taper, according to the packaging and the order I placed. The taper is terrible for a tone pot. As you roll back the tone, it's nothing...nothing...nothing...nothing...nothing...mud city!!!

    Maybe the 250K models are having a similar taper problem. John might be right that these pots are actually linear taper instead of audio. Get a good CTS 250K audio taper pot (which the duplicate "Fender" model you ordered probably is) and see if that puts you back where you want to be.
     

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