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250k or 500k Pots For Homemade Going For Beatle Bass Tone?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by iambucket, Nov 26, 2018.


  1. Hi. To give you an idea of the tonal combo I've created so far, I am doing a spruce top semi-hollow flat-top (don't know how to make an archtop) with a back of laminated maple/mahogany. The neck is a Warmoth roasted maple/Indian Rosewood fretboard.

    I'm using SDs in a sm-1b/sm-3n combo after reading this article:
    SD Mini-Humbuckers and the Hofner Beatle Bass

    Strings will be D'Addario Chromes light gauge flats. So now the question is, to get Beatle bass tone, 250k? or 500k? I know the general rule with single-coil vs humbucker but wasn't sure if that applied to mini-humbuckers.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
  2. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I would say 250K as they are not as bright as 500K
    Ain't nothin bright about Sir Paul's groove
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    yeah, 250ks will be more than bright enough for "that sound" and the tradeoff advantage is that they'll have a smoother sweep than 500k.
     
  4. Thanks
     
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