Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring

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BY Kiwiaxe
#827526
Broke my damn volume pot on my Vigier. It says its a 500k, although interestingly apparently newer Vigiers now use 1M.

1. Best quality pot? (I'm guessing its still CTS?)
2. Where might I find one to buy in Auckland on a Saturday? Otherwise, I guess I'll have to order one in from guitarparts and do it next week.
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BY jeremyb
#827529
The rockshop or music planet?
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BY Single coil
#827533
They tend to carry dimarzio pots, 500k/1m.
I have a stack of used [average quality] pots you can go through if ya want.
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BY Mattallica
#827539
In store will probably be dimarzio from rockshop. I've had a few Seymour duncan ones from musicplanet and they've been dry/squeaky out of the box.

If you order one next week, I think Tonelounge still have emerson pots? Much more economical than buying from guitarparts
BY Kiwiaxe
#827544
Thanks for the comments all - are Dimarzio pots any good? I can just pop in to local Rockshop and get one but I didn't know if they are as good as other options
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BY Mattallica
#827550
Google is telling me that dimarzio pots are rebranded CTS. Makes sense to me. I bought a couple of long shaft ones a while back and they felt quality, looked similar etc
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BY ToneLoungeMatt
#827555
We do our own pots now. Ordered direct from CTS in insane quantities for our Obsidian products.

Dimarzio and Emerson pots are also CTS.

Seymour Duncan pots are lower grade Bourns I believe.
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BY handsoffmatt
#827711
The DiMarzio pots are CTS, but not a simple rebrand. They are built to DiMarzio's specific taper spec. They are great and regularly in stock at Rockshop.
BY Kiwiaxe
#827716
Got a dimarzio 1M from the Rockshop (Vigier apparently now recommends 1M). Installed it this morning. I don’t even appear to have fucked it up! Rocking away on it again.

The Vigier is my only Floyd guitar and it can be rather fun!