Upgrading control pots: choosing the right pots and knobs

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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…

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Which pot for which sound?
  • Matching the pot shaft to the knob
  • Avoid ruining the pot by using back pressure
  • Don't use a drill to enlarge holes for new pots

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