Les Paul Style Pots?
Mike Seddon
Apr 12 2008, 07:56 PM
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Guys,

Thanks so much already for the advice on rebulding my Les Paul Copy

I won't ask about pickup as there is already pleny of advice on other posts.

However, I thnk I need to replace the pots. At the moment volume is either full on or off. Tone controls are very much the same. It's an old guitar so the pots may just be sad and tired.

I see lots of pots on ebay but are all pots more or less ok?

Are there some brands I should look out for?

Thanks

Mike

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Hisham Al-Sanea
Apr 12 2008, 08:25 PM
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any one it will be ok. but be sure to bee 500 ohma not .

500 ohms not less

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Like Hisham said.. Any will do, just make sure the ohm-rating is fitting. (500k ohm for humbuckers)

These ones would be good:
http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Long-Shaft-A-500K-Po...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Apr 12 2008, 09:02 PM
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1MOhm pots could work too if you desire a brighter tone.

I'd get A and B pots, i.e different kinds for volume and tone, audio taper and linear. If you put a linear pot for volume you'll turn your knob up to 7-9 and you get very little change, then up to 10 you'll get all the volume. Or at least that how the ear will pick it up.

Also a condensor could help the sound a bit, not sure what would work better though, a 0,047 for the LP I suppose. Or higher is you want to kill treble.

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Mike Seddon
Apr 12 2008, 09:36 PM
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Guys,as always - great advice. Thanks

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Marcus Siepen
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Also make sure to get the long shaft version, the ones with a short shaft won't fit into a Les Paul.

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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Apr 14 2008, 05:22 PM) *
Also make sure to get the long shaft version, the ones with a short shaft won't fit into a Les Paul.


this doesnt apply to some guitars.
all Gibson lespauls require the long shafts but most Epiphones use the normal size pots

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