CTS pots on a SX (ESSEX)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ironrat, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    Yes I have done a search....

    now, will they fit?

    I have a PJ bass

  2. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    You'll need the small mini pots. If you use the full size pots you'll need to enlarge the lower end of the route for the last pot to fit.
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Commercial User

    Oct 4, 2008
    i just replaced the pots in mine.
    normal sized pots are tight, the cavity is just too small.
  4. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    I just replaced all the pots in my SX P/J with stock pickguard and had to enlarge the route to get the last one to fit. For what that's worth.
  5. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    thanks guys!

    I better leave me alone.
  6. Jim C

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

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Pretty sure CTS makes mini pots that will fit without mods
  7. BigDaveyTwinkle


    Aug 30, 2008
    Installed CTS linear pots in both volume positions, no problems. Great pots! I did have to ream out the mounting hole in the control plate, however, to get the shafts to fit through.

    Try a .068 Orange Drop capacitor when you rewire ...