Kiwi Posted June 10, 2009 Report Share Posted June 10, 2009 Members of the everythingsg-forum might recognize this thread, but I chose to post it here too to get some more responses. Hey there! I was thinking about upgrading my pots in my SG Special Faded to 500K ones, but I'm not really too sure about what kinds I'm supposed to use. I know there are linear and audio-type pots, but I have no idea about which of them go to the tone controls and volume controls. Also, a problem I've always had with my guitar is that the bridge pickup (the neck pickup is kind of bright too, but not as much) has way too much treble, which is something that not only I, but also my bandmates have pointed out. I'm talking about ear piercing levels of treble when I play completely clean and on high volumes. As far as I know, 500k pots are useful for broadening the range that the tone knob can work effectively in (something that I feel is needed) but also make the sound brighter. Should I go ahead and choose a lower value for the bridge pickup than the one I have today? (I'm guessing about 300k?). I don't think this has anything to do with the pickup either, because I had this problem before when I used the original 490T pickup and it was part of the reason why I changed it (I also thought it had a rather boring sound, which this pickup obviously doesn't have). I've also tried adjusting the height, but it doesn't have a lot of impact on the treble. Does this mean I should try small value pots (like those used for single coils) or does it have anything to do with the caps? I have no idea when it comes to that kind of things, so if you have any good resources that I can read up on, please tell me. Thanks guys Sorry for all the text! PS. I've heard that low-value pots choke the tone quite a bit, and this is obviously something I don't want. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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