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Crazy Pot Setup Help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by farukb, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. farukb


    Oct 21, 2015
    Hi fellow TalkBassers,

    I'm searching for some pots for my first bass build. Any help would be great, since I'm having hard time finding them. (yes, i've already searched on dozens of websites)
    The point is that I want to have 6 pots and 2 switches, all combined in 3 concentric pot bodies. I'd prefer push-push to push-pull On-On switches. But either will work.

    switch 1 - active/passive
    switch 2 - coil split
    pot 1 - vol (250kA)
    pot 2 - blend (250kA)
    pot 3 - passive tone cut (250kA)
    pot 4 - active hi mid (50kB)
    pot 5 - active low mid (50kB)
    pot 6 - active bass (50kB)

    So i've figured the following setup:
    50kB (linear) + center click / 50kB + center click /// push-push (or push-pull) for low/hi mid
    50kB + center click / 250kA (log) /// push-push (or push-pull) for bass/passive cut
    250kA / 250kA - 250kC (rev log) + center click for vol/blend

    I had a Warwick some time ago with MEC vol/blend + push pull, but that one would be too high for my slim body, so that limited me to the above mentioned setup.

    Also, any suggestions are highly welcomed.
    Also also, I'm tempted to frankenstein them myself :D


    I'll be using:
    Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp
    Nordstrand Fat Stacks 5 string (custom cover, custom spacing, reversed pole pieces - fanned fret) pickups
    Neutrik jack with gold plated contacts and metal housing
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  2. farukb


    Oct 21, 2015
    nope, well these aren't "other resistance" pots, just a silly combination of standard pots, most of which are standard too, but thanks
  3. That's a triple ganged concentric pot. No one has made those until just recently. Unfortunately, I don't recall what brand has started making them, and what vendor is stocking them. Perhaps someone remembers it from a thread a few weeks ago?

    An off topic note; you mentioned a coil tap switch, but you don't have tappable pickups. You could split those pickups, though.
  4. farukb


    Oct 21, 2015
    that's right, they are splittable
    my bad typing it down :bag:

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