Question about old 60's Gibson 500 pot

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by lateguitars, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. lateguitars

    lateguitars Member

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    I have just acquired an old '64 Gibson SG, Walnut. Beautiful, except it smells moldy and has a broken Tone pot shaft. Still it plays very nice. Neck is perfectly straight. I've cleaned it pretty well and subjected it to an Ozone
    filter machine, which has helped. Still a bit of musty odor (under the back plate cover of the components).
    Wondering if I should leave it, as it is playable and sounds good with P-90's
    or, should I try to replace the pot with an old one, new one? What will this do to value of guitar?
    Thanks,
    lateguitars
     
  2. mellecaster

    mellecaster Member

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    I would replace the Pot w/ a New one that's similar in Looks and value, and simply store the original in the Guitar case. It's not going to hurt the value that much if it's a Pro replacement job.
     

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