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Best volume Pot for volume swells?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Guitartom_ca, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Guitartom_ca

    Guitartom_ca Tele-Holic

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    what is the best volume pot for volume swells? the one i have now is a bit stiff.
     
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    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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    rs guitarworks has a specially made cts pot that is 280k and is used for nothing but volume.
     
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    Speed Pot

    Bournes make a low friction pot. Very fast. EVH uses them.
     
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    Just for future reference guys, be careful with contact cleaner when "fixing" CTS pots. These pots are lubed to create that smooth feel when turning. The cleaner is essentially a solvent, and will disolve the lube, totally ruining the "feel" of the pot. I too have been on a quest to have ultra smooth volume pots, and I've found this out the hard way...

    However, you can always open the pot up, clean the inside and re-apply the lube (mind you, I'm not advocating drowning the whole pot in vaseline or grease of some sort, you just want to apply a tiny amount to the very bottom of the pot, and possibly a bit around the shaft). I've used silicone grease with good results. Actually, the pot I have treated like this is now very slick, yet still smooth and precise, great for pinky volume swells. I'm actually thinking about modding my other volume pots the same way.

    As always, YMMV!
     
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    $49, is a touch expensive.

    The dimpled CTS pots are fast and a lot less stress on the bank account.
    They respond well to a flick of the pinkie.
     
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