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Hi Everyone, first post.

I just acquired a Rich Robinson ES 335 1963 Reissue (# 89/500) but the neck pickup tone pot is dead. Does anyone know what kind/value pots they put in these things?

Any advice or suggestions to tell the repair guys when I take it in?

Thanks!

MF

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This is slightly interesting.  If you go to the Gibson archive page you can find specs for some 335s and other Memphis guitars going back to 2015, I think yours is a 2014.   Interestingly, most all indicate 500k +/-10-20% pots.  But, the '63 and '64 models (not the Robinson model) indicate 550k +/- 5% pots.

http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1963-ES-335TDC-Figured.aspx

http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1964-ES-345TDC-No-Varitone.aspx

You could always call or e-mail Gibson, or you could check the value of your other pots.   I doubt you could hear the difference between an actual 500k and a  550k pot.   But a 20% tolerance means the 500k pot could be anywhere from 400-600k.  The 550k pot with 5% tolerance could be 522-577k.

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1 hour ago, Black Dog said:

This is slightly interesting.  If you go to the Gibson archive page you can find specs for some 335s and other Memphis guitars going back to 2015, I think yours is a 2014.   Interestingly, most all indicate 500k +/-10-20% pots.  But, the '63 and '64 models (not the Robinson model) indicate 550k +/- 5% pots.

http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1963-ES-335TDC-Figured.aspx

http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/1964-ES-345TDC-No-Varitone.aspx

You could always call or e-mail Gibson, or you could check the value of your other pots.   I doubt you could hear the difference between an actual 500k and a  550k pot.   But a 20% tolerance means the 500k pot could be anywhere from 400-600k.  The 550k pot with 5% tolerance could be 522-577k.

Thanks for that info! I sent Gibson an email last night but I thought Id try here first. 

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