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Replacing Volume pots, help wanted ...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by firtree, Sep 28, 2000.


  1. I recently purchased a used Spector NS-2A, and
    the volume pots are not acting as I would expect.
    They seem to cut in/out at about 8 out of 10 on
    the dial. There is very clear point where the
    volume goes from inaudible to average volume. I'm
    guessing that maybe the pots are bad, or could it
    be that the pickups are not set to the correct
    height? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Banned

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    The pots have what's known as an audio or log taper. It's meant to work that way to match the response of the human ear which is logarithmic. Some pots have a more severe taper than others. You may want to try a different brand or maybe linear taper pots which will have a gradual increase over the entire sweep with no swell at the end.
     
  3. UCWhatUdid

    UCWhatUdid

    Oct 2, 2000
    I wasn't sure from your post whether you were saying the pots had virtually no effect at all until you got up to 8, or that you have a "dead" spot where the volume drops out. If it is the former, then Rumblin' Man is most likely correct, the pots that are in the just have a quirky taper. If it is a "dead" spot, then the pots have gone bad.