Pots for a CS '51 Nocaster set,......

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  1. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free Member

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    I ma putting a CS '51 Nocaster set in a '69 Thinline reissue.
    What pots? 250k or 500k? The 1meg pots aren't going to cut it.

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  2. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    If it was mine, I'd go with 250K pots, and a .047uF tone cap. As far as I know, these are the most common values.
     
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    +1 No doubt. This is the way to go.
     
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    Thanks Guys,...... that was what I was leaning toward.
     
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    I have 250k pots and a .022 cap in my thinline with Nocasters.
     
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    +1, default choice.


    Anything from a .015 uf cap to a .068 cap might please you, depending on the guitar.

    I like the gentle control one gets from a small value (250K) volume pot; big value pots are almost like on off switches.

    BUT. Don't be afraid of a 500 K tone pot, if you usually keep yours wide open, and if you like a deep roll off when you finally do reach for that tone pot. No, I don't do the Jeff Beck thing with the tone pot I almost could.

    This is backwards from some guys. They want volatility in the volume pot and sluggishness on the tone pot.
     
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