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Upgrading control pots: choosing the right pots and knobs

Issue 255 January 28, 2016

Lots of low-cost guitars play great, even though the manufacturers cut costs on hardware and electronics. Swapping out your control pots is an easy mod with big results. Erick Coleman shows you how to avoid trouble…
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkWhich pot for which sound?
  • checkmarkMatching the pot shaft to the knob
  • checkmarkAvoid ruining the pot by using back pressure
  • checkmarkDon't use a drill to enlarge holes for new pots