Quick-connect pots?

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  1. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Supporting Member

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    What I'm looking for are 250k or 500k audio taper and blend pots that utilize a qc rather than lugs. Something like what is found on preamps by Audere, Jon East, and EMG. I plan on doing some p/up testing, and constantly soldering/de-soldering the wires or cutting them short is seeming more and more unpleasant. So my TB electronic experts: Do these exist?

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    Rob
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  3. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Supporting Member

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    Yes, though Inever would have checked MF for something like that. And for whatever reason, it never occurred to me to search for 'solderless' potentiometers. :meh: Thanks dd, now I know what to look for.

    Rob
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    I stumbled on it during a google search. There have to be other solutions out there, but they're not that easy to find.
     
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    It doesn't look faster than soldering to me.
     
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    Looks like a PITA to me. It also looks like its going to take up a lot of room
     
  8. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Supporting Member

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    From my searching, the SD's seem to be the only thing out there. I agree that they seem too big for my application (jazz bass), but speed was never a concern for me; I was more worried about the near-certain probability of ruining my prized instrument w/ either the solder or the iron over the course of that amount of work time. Hmm...what to do.....
     
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    Use some old newspaper to cover the bass, or do most of the soldering with the pots outside the bass.
     
  10. Meddle

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    Just learn to solder. It is a transferable skill.

    "Why didn't Leo Fender put snap connectors inside this Twin amp???".
     
  11. tony moore

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    i have a parts bass that i like to experiment with different pickups. i use smaller twist ties to quickly swap pickups. that assumes you're not changing pots and such tho.
     

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