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P90 pot value

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by TG, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    What value volume pot would you use with a P90, ie, a Les Paul Junior?
    500k? 300k? 250k?

    What's the 'done thing'?

    Thanks.
     
  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    500k is typical.
    I just got a killer deal on some NOS paper-in oil caps (.022).
    PM me if you're interested.
    I can sell a few for about half street price.
     
  3. davmac

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    I've been experimenting with my P90 loaded guitar this last week and I've settled on 500k.
     
  4. Paul in Colorado

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    I use 500K on my Strat with a P-90 and humbucker.
     
  5. Ben Bishop

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    I just bought an SG with the P90's. The Gibson website describes these as being loaded by 300k volume pots and 500k tone pots. That's the SG Classic Faded.
     
  6. romo

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    500k for volume and tone wired the "Gibson 50's" way. My SG sounds incredible wired up this way.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I'm about to change my Epi LP with P90's to '50's wiring.
    It's supposed to accomplish the same thing as a treble bleed.
    Less loss of treble when rolling off the volume.
     
  8. romo

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    Yeah it does a decent job at this, although if you really need a lot of treble with the volume turned down, a treble bleed works much better in my opinion. What I like best about the 50's wiring is that my guitars sound slightly more alive, with a bit more edge and bite to the tone, with the volume all the way up. The difference is not huge, but it is there.
     
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