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post Apr 14 2009, 12:31 AM
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hey everyone, i recently wanted to revamp my mexican strat, and i have a couple of questions.
What use is the capacitor, is it imperative to have? what if i got a differnt value capacitor or no capacitor, would that make any tonal differance? 2. is there any specific volage, wattage, or amperage i need the pots to be?
3. would a 500k volume pot make any differance from a 250k one?

I plan to get 500k pots.

Help is greatly appreciated.
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post Apr 14 2009, 12:41 AM
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Capacitors do make a tonal difference - particularly to the treble - as they act as a sort of band pass filter. Take a look at this link here. I guess there's no real harm in experimenting a bit within limits though...


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post Apr 14 2009, 01:23 AM
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You can remove it, completely out of the circuit and it will behave like a guitar without a tone knob. And yes a 500k volume poti is different from a 250k one. I think it shouldn't affect the tone though.

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post Apr 14 2009, 01:42 AM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Apr 13 2009, 07:41 PM) *
Capacitors do make a tonal difference - particularly to the treble - as they act as a sort of band pass filter. Take a look at this link here. I guess there's no real harm in experimenting a bit within limits though...


thx for the help
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post Apr 14 2009, 12:55 PM
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The difference between 250K and 500K pots is that 500K ones are more suited for use with Humbucking P/ups. They give a fuller Tonal control.
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post Apr 14 2009, 02:28 PM
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It will get you a certain degree of difference, but I'm not sure how this will react on your setup. Best way to find out is to replace the pot and experiment a bit. These components (and their replacement) are relatively cheap, so I think it is good to experiment with it.


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