volume pot ohm values - what do you use ?

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  1. mister natural

    mister natural TDPRI Member

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    I'm reading that 500k ohm pots sound brighter than 250k ones. The Telecaster is already a bit bright in tone . . .
    what value are you most happy with ?
     
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    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    250k for single coils, 500k for humbuckers.
     
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    Andy B Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    250K audio pots for most everything.
     
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    One has a Fender Nocaster neck pickup that I think sounds great as it is using the stock 250k. I've another which gets more playing time and has a Seymour Duncan Vintage Telecaster Rhythm/STR-1 I like more with a 375k volume pot.
     
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    250k on Strats and Teles
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    1Meg on Jazzmasters

    Don't forget that pots have a 20% tolerance range -- so measure what you've got.

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    500 on everything for me. A too-bright guitar can be tamed (I have at least 4 tone controls between my guitar, pedals, and amp) a too-dark guitar is hard to brighten up.

    Also: They are so cheap you are better off doing your own experimenting than following anybody's advice.
     
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