September 11th, 2006, 03:42 PM
i've read that the telecaster deluxe reissues are using 500k volume pots rather than the 1 megs the original used, and that this is part of the reason the reissue sounds muddier and sloppier than the original. i found a site that sells 1 meg pots, but am wondering if anyone here has made this modification themself and can recommend doing it.
also, what pots would have to be replaced? just the volume pots, or the tone pots as well?
these are the pots
September 12th, 2006, 03:19 AM
I've got no real experience with the Tele Deluxe, but I do like 1meg pots, with treble bleeder caps on normal single coil Telecasters.
I'm having good luck with 1meg pots from Acme.
September 15th, 2006, 12:57 PM
i asked fender why the pots were changed for the reissues and the response i received was "using 1-meg pots will give you a brighter sound. Fender deliberately chose 500k pots."
does anyone here know why fender changed the pots?
September 15th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Just guesses here...
They were probably using 1meg pots orginally to use up a large supply of 1meg pots. Fender's always been like that. If you look in their BF & SF amps, they're chocked full of surpluss parts. Like those brown turd caps. Those are military surplus as I recall.
The reissues are probably 500K to either tame the sound, or because they have a large supply of 500K pots.