DC59 build - help me cross the finish line?

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  1. offsetfan

    offsetfan Tele-Meister

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    hi all
    I'm in need of some advice re pots for this dc59 build.
    all I'm missing are the pots, then I can wire it all up.
    sadly, the only thing I can find mention of out there is All-Parts item #EP-4868-000.
    I say 'sadly' because not only is it completely out of stock globally, it also gets pretty mediocre reviews.

    I'm hoping that there is someone here who knows another manufacturer for a stacked concentric 1MEG/100K pot, or perhaps there is some workaround using another stacked concentric pot and switching out elements to get to the values I need for this build?

    otherwise I'll have to set this aside and start something else while I wait. (Les Paul build anyone? hahah)
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    I've been looking for some of those wonky stacked pots myself with zero success.
     
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    Nice build. :cool:
     
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    My original switch fell apart, and my pots went 'SkReEEkcrackle!silent0crackle' after a long time. Servisol couldn't bring them back, so I went with a Gibson style switch and Telecaster pot & cap values. Not original, but work very well.
    Back in the mists of time, I swear you could build a stack set from either Maplins, Farnell or CPC Choose the top ( hollow shaft ) and base ( solid shaft ). May be worth hitting their catalogue up, or trying Aliexpress.
     
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    I used 250K stacked Nobels pots on mine, worked just fine and I like it better than with the weird values. dano pots.jpg Danelectro 2021.jpg
     
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    It was a sad day when Maplins went from the high street. Now everything is online, and often double the price.
     
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    yeah, they are wiped out globally! If I track anything down I'd be happy to share the news. Good luck in your hunt!
     
  9. offsetfan

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    thank you!
     
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    I can imagine this being an easy ask, back in the heyday of Maplins, when it was a magical cave of parts and wizardry </3
     
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    I'll admit I am blindly following my research in looking for this 1MEG/100K pot.
    Honestly, I don't know what happens if I switch to 250K stacked, or 500K stacked pots, and I struck out trying to google search what the results of that change would be. But I'm jazzed to hear there might be alternatives out there for me, if I could just figure out what they might sound like haha
    thanks for the info!
     
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