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Confused over which pots to use???

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#1 Jimothey


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:08 PM


I'm hoping that someone could help clear up an issue that's confusing me a bit?? I have an Ibanez GSR205 (2 x J pups, 3 knobs) that I'm doing up, all the pots have been removed before I bought it, I've tried searching for what pots it should have had but can't really find anything

Which pots would be best for me to use some sites say A250k/500k other say B250k/500k which value would everyone recommend?

Any advice would be great thanks


#2 Jimothey


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

Sorry my original post didn't really make sense what I meant to ask was what pots would anyone recommend? Audio taper or linear for the volume and tone? And is it correct that the higher the value = more treble


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:28 AM

Generally for a J type configuration you'd use 3 x 250k pots. Some purists say to use audio for vol and linear for tone but most Js these days just use 3 x 250k audio. All mine do and the audio tone works fine. Yes, 500k pots would sound brighter but not necessarily better (can sound harsh/brittle). To get that classic J sound use 250k pots and a .047uF tone cap.

Edited by ikay, 13 September 2017 - 10:31 AM.

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#4 Jimothey


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me ikay

I have some B470k pots but I won't use them then because I didn't want too much treble

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