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Fender Steve Harris Pots

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bofuss, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Bofuss


    Apr 6, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Hello All:

    Recently bought a used Steve Harris P Bass and while cleaning it, I noticed that both pots had split shafts. The whole bass is working perfectly, pots included.

    It just struck me as odd to find split-shaft pots on a CIJ Fender. Are these original? Have they been replaced? What do other Steve Harris basses normally come with this type of pot?

  2. Electrophonic


    Aug 11, 2010
    Really? I thought they came with solid shafts. When was your bass built? The Steve Harris bass released nearly ten years ago is a bit different to the one released a few years ago.
  3. madmatt


    Apr 28, 2009
    Fender Japan makes the new ones.
    They use split shafts from personal experience.
  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    In my experience most all MIJ/CIJ Fenders have used split-shaft pots. One exception I can think of is the Geddy Lee which I believe has MIA pickups/electronics.
  5. There have been 2 steve harris's . I would rather have the newest.When was yours made?
  6. Bofuss


    Apr 6, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    The Steve Harris has a Txxxxxx serial number, probably a '94 or
    '95, that would increase the likelihood of having replacement pots.

    (Just looked under the pickguard -- definitely not MIJ-quality soldering! Oh well, it still sounds great.)

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