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Replace Mid Controller

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jeffbrown, May 22, 2012.


  1. The mid controller on my Fender Active V has gone flakey on me, and I need to replace it. The part number, according to the Fender website, is 0049443000. It is designated as a "Control 100KB CNTR DTNT." What does the "100KB" mean? I'm going to guess the CNTR DTNT means "center detent."

    Where can I find this? A local shop tells me if he orders from Fender, the part might come in in a couple weeks, or six months (if then) from now. I've looked on eBay, but since I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for, I haven't found one yet...

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Instrument Technician, Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    That's 100KΩ (one hundred thousand Ohms, a.k.a 100KOhms), centre detent.

    Correction - it's a 100KOhm pot, Linear taper (B-type), Centre Detent.
     
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  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I had to replace the midrange pot on my active Deluxe P Bass Special, which also has a center detent - it's probably the same pot, if I were to guess... I ordered mine from a Fender repair shop called "House Of Guitars", in Rochester, NY - and it took just under 2 weeks to show up... Odds are strong that you can do the same thing - and it shoudn't cost much, nor take all that long...


    - georgestrings
     
  5. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    Yup,... looks like this:

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    For whatever reason, it took me forever to get ahold of one.

    In the meantime I pulled my pickguard off & inspected the original pot. It just needed to be crimped together better. Worked fine after that, so I never replaced it.

    I did replace the entire circuit last year with an Aguilar preamp, so I don't need this part anymore! If you pm me your mailing address, I'd be happy to mail it to you, gratis!
     
  6. Scotch, you ARE the MAN! My addy is on the way. I deeply appreciate your generosity.

    THANK YOU!
     
  7. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    That's awfully nice of you, Scotch....


    - georgestrings
     
  9. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    meh,... it's just a part I don't need sitting in a drawer. Gonna try to post it Friday,.. Monday at the latest...
     
  10. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products