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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / P90 and a Tele Bridge pickup - 2 volumes no tone, what pots to use ?

Stratmanx
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Jul 23rd, 2019 09:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

Going to re-wire my Aerodyne Tele to a 2 pickup / no tone config like my John 5 Tele.

I've got a Lollar P90 in the neck and a Lollar Special T in the bridge.

The Bridge pickup is good with a 250k pot, but thinking I should go with a 500k for the P90 neck ?

Will this cause an adverse affect on tone when selecting both pickups at the same time ?


Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 23rd, 2019 10:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I always use 250k or 300k with P90s.

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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 23rd, 2019 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like 300k with P90s. They also work great with Fender-style single coils.

Remember to use an audio/log taper pot for volume controls. These give you better control over the roll-off.

Linear-taper pots are too...linear, but they do work fine for tone controls.

Stratmanx
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Jul 23rd, 2019 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

The 300k is a good idea, a fairly good compromise.


Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 23rd, 2019 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

I did a Tele build, recently, and used a 300k volume pot. It is an excellent sounding guitar. It seems to have a tad more snap and bite.

Gene from Tampa
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Press On Irregardless
Jul 25th, 2019 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a link. I've had good luck with Bourns pots.

Here's Yer 300K Pots

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Aug 10th, 2019 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is there a diagram for this?

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Aug 11th, 2019 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

How about the Emerson Pro CTS Pots?

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