Where can I purchase concentric pots?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by ari, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. ari

    ari Member

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    250k, no center dent... Thinking about splitting tone controls for my Strat to neck + middle and bridge. My bridge alone setting always seem too bright in comparison to the rest of the settings.

    AllParts had one but has a center dent. StewMac only seems to have 500k. Anywhere else?

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  2. Jim Collins

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    Why do you need a concentric pot to do this? I wired my Strat so that the middle tone is a tone for the neck and middle pickups, and the outside tone is for the bridge only. I went one step farther and gave each tone control its own capacitor.
     
  3. ari

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    My outside tone is the volume control for my X bridge.

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  4. Jim Collins

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    I can't find any 250/250 concentric pots, anywhere. I can find 250/500 and 500/500, but no 250/250. I've tried guitarelectronics.com, stewmac.com, and allparts.com.
     
  5. David Myka

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    Check out: Omeg. It appears that you may be able to order any configuration you need.
    Also try: www.potentiometers.com

    Here is an interesting discussion that addresses the use of resistors to change the value of a potentiometer. I have not done this myself so I cannot verify how it works but it may be worth a test: Turning 500k pots into 250k pots

    ~David
     

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