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A quick question regarding pots...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Cerb, May 8, 2005.

  1. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    The below image was taken from the Bartolini website. It illustrates one of their prewired harnessed. The mid is a push-pull pot to switch between 2 midrange frequencies: 250Hz and 800Hz. What exactly is a push-pull pot? I'm assuming it simply means you pull out on the shaft (or knob more so) for one frequency (250Hz) and push it down for the other (800Hz). Am I correct in this assumption?

  2. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    A push-pull potentiometer will have, in addition to the variable resistor (potentiometer) a switch, which is usually double throw; often double pole. And in the Bartolini setup, this switches the mid frequence