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mshuptar

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Pots for guitars?
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:31:08 PM »
Hey everybody - this is a total noob question, but are guitar pots supposed to be audio taper or linear taper or both? Here's my situation: I got a crappy LP Jr copy at a yard sale. The knobs of the pots had been broken clean off. The values are as follows:

Guitar #1: "Talent LP Jr"
Volume: 500kA
Tone: 500kB

I was going to swap out the pots with some from another junkyard guitar (a First Act single-pickup model) and the pots in this guitar were:

Guitar #2: "First Act 5008"
Volume: 500kB
Tone: 500kA

So, here are my questions: Which pots were in the right place? Does it really matter?

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Re: Pots for guitars?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 04:33:54 PM »
General rule, linear for volume, log for tone, but you can go in any combination depending on your playing style.  I've got a Strat wired with a log pot for volume, you can pull off pretty cool stutter effects with a volume swell technique, but there ain't a lot of play in the sweep for cleaning up your tone subtlely.
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Re: Pots for guitars?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 11:35:48 AM »
Much appreciated - thanks!