Is this wiring assembly worth much?

NoahL

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Pots turn nice, measure 478k (volume) and 428k. From 1976. I took it out of a partscaster Tele. I can't imagine it sounds better than new versions but what do I know? Cap reads a stout .052mF.

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walterw

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meh; weird pots, more like you'd see in an amp (plastic shafts? that means metal knobs wouldn't be grounded).

the cap is big and cool-looking and all, i suppose some sucker tone enthusiast might pay a little money for a bumblebee that isn't a modern fake.
 

Ron Kirn

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the cap is worth about 100.00 if you're into that sort of thing.. the plug is wrong, the one in the shot is a stereo plug, and you don't have any idea if the pots are any good.

Remember, electronic parts don't get better with age, they just get old...

ron kirn
 

NoahL

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thanks, guys. The pot shafts themselves are solid, though not brass, with the top 3/8" notched straight down so the set screw has a flat surface to seat against. The tabs are just prongs, not the more modern eyelet type. The assembly worked fine before I yanked it out. But I can't see this having been an OEM setup that someone would buy complete, to round out some "collectible" 1976 Telecaster, right? Unless it was half of the guts for a 4-pot Custom, but I don't know what those were outfitted with. And the stereo jack, of course. I'd almost feel guilty selling the cap for $100! I asked the pickup guru at a U.S. guitar company once, and he said that even though he'd love it if distinct cap materials had distinct tones, he's never been able to hear it.
 




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