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p-bass potentiometers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ryan84, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Ryan84


    Apr 26, 2005
    hey, i have a squire p-bass and i was wondering if there are any modifications i could make to the pots to get a better tone control or anything like that.

    if i bought a new set of pots, what should i get?

  2. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    500k pot with 0.47 capacitor
  3. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    You can experiment with 250k or 500k pots and/or caps since tone is subjective, but you may find the originals are probably the best. Better tones can come from new aftermarket pickups however.
  4. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Left is Right

    Feb 26, 2005
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    Here is some info on how the tone control works. In general, you can make the bass "brighter" by replacing the pot with a higher value (500K instead of 250K) or the cap with a lower value (.02uf instead of .05uf). See here. As someone suggested above, this won't make a huge diference in your overall tone, but you can use better quality components (more reliable, not much better sounding) than you have in there now. This is also inexpensive, fun, and will help you develop your soldering skills.

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