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Linear or Audio Taper for Tone Pot?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hollow Man, Dec 29, 2005.


  1. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Just a quick question for you more-knowledgeable folks... what do you prefer, and why? I'm totally modding a custom jazz I have, and I'm sticking in a tone pot, but don't know which to choose. I know how each one works, but I wanted to get some general impressions. I know I can always just buy one of each and see for myself, but I thought I'd poll you guys first. Thanks!
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Either works, most people use audio taper. I know I do. I like the way it feels, it's consistent to most other basses.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I prefer the linear taper, the changes seem more evenly spaced over the turn of the tone control that way.