Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring

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twangnsnarl wrote:
ToneLoungeMatt wrote:
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Is your website down at the moment?

Yes. Our emails stopped working yesterday so we followed up with our web provider, who informed us that they ceased offering the service. Apparently they sent a single email in May to let us know.

Long story short, in the rush to get another email server up and running, we managed to F up the rest of the website too.

We hope to have it up and running again soon.
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BY BMW-KTM
#832981
I am a fan of PRS pots in Les Pauls.
I'm pretty sure they are supplied to PRS by CTS but they are non-standard CTS pots.
Something about the custom taper just makes them more natural.
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BY BMW-KTM
#833006
codedog wrote:
BMW-KTM wrote:I am a fan of PRS pots in Les Pauls.
I'm pretty sure they are supplied to PRS by CTS but they are non-standard CTS pots.
Something about the custom taper just makes them more natural.


I never knew you could buy them. Were you referring to these ones? Look like they come with caps too!

https://thomann.de/gb/prs_potentiometers.html

I'm not sure.
I guess those must be right.
When I bought them in the past I just went to an authorized PRS retailer and ordered parts for a PRS.
I don't remember the part numbers but those do look right.
The fact that they are expensive compared to others might mean they are the right ones.
I've purchased them twice now and they were about three times the normal price for a CTS pot.
Unfortunately, I no longer have either of the guitars I put them in so I can't take a look for you.
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BY BMW-KTM
#833459
I took a look through my receipts file.
I keep receipts of everything I buy.
I found one for the PRS pots and I can confirm for you that those are the correct part numbers.
ACC4109 & ACC4111
#833463
mrmofo wrote:were Les Paul pots 300k back in the 60`s?


Gibson did use 300K pots for some years, they used 100K pots too. My '91 had 300K pots, my '82 had 100K pots and my 2014 had 500K pots.

I don't know what specific years they changed them.
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BY mrmofo
#833468
sizzlingbadger wrote:
mrmofo wrote:were Les Paul pots 300k back in the 60`s?


Gibson did use 300K pots for some years, they used 100K pots too. My '91 had 300K pots, my '82 had 100K pots and my 2014 had 500K pots.

I don't know what specific years they changed them.


In regards to high end, noob question: out of 100k, 300k and 500k which pot would make the les paul have less highs?
#833469
100K Volume pots will reduce the top end the most, it will move the resonant peak of the circuit to a lower frequency.

Note:-

Using a 500K pot in the volume position and turning it down to 100K is not the same as using a 100K pot. The overall "tuned" circuit is different with different values of volume pot.

Using a 500K pot in the tone position and turning it down to 100K has the same effect as using a 100K pot on maximum. So its always best to use 500K tone pots as you can always back them off to a lower value.

Personally I use 500K pots in Les Pauls, but I have used a 300K in the bridge position volume to get a thicker sound.