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Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by lcjc800, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. lcjc800

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    Yet ANOTHER reason to tear into my strat again.....:rolleyes:
     
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    You're just gonna have to restrain yourselves on the swells...:MMM
     
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    Hmmm......

    It looks like housing is plastic--if so, how do you ground them?
     
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    There's no need to ground the pots if you do the right thing and shield the whole control cavity with conductive paint or adhesive copper foil.
     
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    Bourns makes great pots....but, be aware that they tend to have a loose feel. I wonder if these pots are any different....


    Someone try em out and report back on how they feel

    Cheers

    Kris
     
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    1% tolerance? That's sweet!

    A little pricey though- $24 for 250k and $14 for 500k.
     
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    In that case how do you ground the cap and the pickups?---screw them into the wood? If so, it sounds a bit shaky and unreliable if you ask me, not mention that I have yet to see a guitar wired like that.
     
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    Remember the Allen Bradly Pots? These look similar. I wonder if they are as nice.
     
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    You connect them and all other ground wires to one of the many other possible grounding points, like the ground lug of the volume pot, the ground connection of the output jack or, yes, a metal tab screwed into the wood making contact with the shield. There's nothing special about the back of a metal pot: it's just a convenient, large area where you can solder all ground wires more easily.
     
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    Bourns made pots like this for guitars back in the '70's. They were the best on the market, along with the AB's. The weak point, however, is their very fragile terminals, which will break off without much provocation. The bushing provides the ground, using a washer with solder tab that resembles a LP type pointer washer.
     
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    Just put one to replace an a/b that had it in my 80's hockey stick where the cavity wouldn't allow a CTS and.....I like

    The feel and taper are excellent and there's no click when rolling up to 10 (like some MIL spec pots). Got mine from Digikey

    Andy
     
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    I routinely wire guitars without soldering anything to the back of the pot. No grounding problems at all.

    These look sweet. I might have to grab some for the next project.
     

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