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Questions about pots..

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by superfly, Mar 6, 2005.


  1. superfly

    superfly

    Aug 4, 2004
    Is there a functional difference between regular size pots and mini size pots?
    Also, can I use a 500k pot in place of a 250k and get the same result?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    no real difference between the sizes. But, the larger the resistance value, that brighter the tone, generally speaking.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Depends what you mean by same results.
    It'll do the volume sweep function perfectly well, but the 500K will let more highs through - a 250K pot will give you a slightly warmer sound.