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Difference in 500k and 250k pots?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Gutterguy, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Gutterguy

    Gutterguy TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    Apr 20, 2017
    O-town
    I got 250's, just wondering? School me please.
    Thank you
    Russell
     

  2. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    500k are brighter.
     

  3. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2013
    NYC

  4. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Holic

    Age:
    62
    917
    Apr 11, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    Mr. LutherBurger,

    Thank you so much for that video. The whole series that follows it is fantastic! David Collins is a very smart guy and excellently experienced Luthier and technician! On top of all that, he's a really nice guy who graciously spent some time on the phone with me, answering questions a couple times. No snobbiness! No attitude!

    Thanks Again,
    Gene
     
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  5. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    One's 250,000 louder.

    Seriously though, LutherBurger's post has this covered.
     

  6. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    HISTORICAL ANALOGY -- Part of the reason behind the clarity of the original Fender/Seth Lover WRHB pickups were the 1Meg VOL and TONE pots that they came with, both installed and the dealer-installation kits.
     
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  7. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    WNC Isothermal Zone
    Excerpt from Stew Mac...

    "500K pots are standard controls for humbuckers, and 250Ks are usually used for single-coil pickups. A 250K gives a slightly warmer tone than a 500K, and bleeds off (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground."
     

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