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what is a pot?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by werbo1, Feb 19, 2005.


  1. It's kind of hard to search with the wordw what is a not included.

    What is a pot? Any websites that explain everything i need to know fully?
     
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    They're the knobs that control everything on your bass and amp. It's actually short hand for Potentiometer. Different ones will affect different settings as well, and are almost always measured by their resistance (I think, right?), usually like 25K, 250K 500K etc. etc.

    Ray
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It's what you cook with, silly.
     
  4. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    And some people use it for...er... relaxing.

    Ray
     
  5. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    Stewart-MacDonald has lots of information regarding guitar/bass wiring. This page explains what potentiometers are and what they do.
     
  6. thank you, especially whafro
     
  7. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Not a pan


    Ray
     
  8. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Ohhhhhhh but he asked what is a pot, not what is a pan pot. That's a totally different eatery :D.

    Ray
     
  9. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Dont know but i wsh i had some. :smug: