Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring
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BY Kiwiaxe - Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 pm
- Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 pm
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.
BY jeremyb - Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 pm
- Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 pm
The rockshop or music planet?
Conway wrote:I have nothing but good things to say about Gibson guitars.
- Sat May 18, 2019 6:12 am
They tend to carry dimarzio pots, 500k/1m.
I have a stack of used [average quality] pots you can go through if ya want.
werdna wrote:Well at least I can still make toast in the bath without anyone telling me it's unsafe.
- Sat May 18, 2019 7:52 am
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 - Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am
- Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am
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
- Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 am
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
- Sat May 18, 2019 9:23 am
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.
- Sat May 18, 2019 10:12 am
Bourns are the best aftermarket pots I've used. Pricey though.
- Sat May 18, 2019 10:47 am
The Dimarzio spec'd CTS pots are nice, they have a "low torque" action, nice and easy/smooth to turn.
Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.
BY JHorner - Sat May 18, 2019 6:29 pm
- Sat May 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Can vouch for the tonelounge CTS pots.
Quality, good price and free shipping, no min order like guitarparts, would purchase again.
- Mon May 20, 2019 12:04 pm
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.
"Volume is tone" - EVH
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BY Kiwiaxe - Mon May 20, 2019 12:40 pm
- Mon May 20, 2019 12:40 pm
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!