Pots to use with Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz Pickups?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by MarkF786, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. MarkF786

    MarkF786 Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    South Jersey
    I have a Parker Fly Mojo Single Cut with Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz pickups installed. I've been reading about the pickups and the story is that the pickups were originally created for Jeff Beck in a "Tele-Gib" (a Telecaster with dual humbuckers) and that 250k pots were used. SD mentions on their website that many people use 250k pots on the JB pickup.

    I was thinking about trying the 250k pots on my Mojo guitar which currently has 500k pots. The guitar has the following controls:
    - 2 volume controls
    - 1 tone control with push-pull coil-tapping
    - 3 way switch

    Based off of some other people's experience in this forum, I was looking for some advice:

    - Should I put 250k pots on BOTH volume controls? Or is it better to put a 250k pot only on the JB but keep the 500k pot on the Jazz?

    - Should I also use a 250k tone pot or keep the 500k pot?

    Thanks for any advice!

  2. SuperSoundMusic

    SuperSoundMusic Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    San Marcos, CA
    If it were my guitar, I would stick with the 500k Pots. There's the potential for your guitar being Mahogany body to be too dark sounding with 250k Pots.
  3. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Senior Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Michigan, USA
    I've tried the JB both ways and prefered the 500k pots.

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