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davecanady

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Yeah, this solder is a b*tch to get off!

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You need a hot soldering iron to do it and careful you don't leave the iron on the pot too long as you may fry it.

I bought an 80W iron just for this because my 35W is too weak.

I broke one of the ears off, too...but wasn't able to repair it. I had to buy a new pot. They're cheap, tough.

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I have a sloder sucker. That part I'm comfortable with, I just need to know the correct pot. I've heard of people not putting back org stuff to improve the tone. If there is something better, I might give it a try.

 

BTW, your setup is very different. I only have one wire (the capasitor) going to the center terminal.

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The 500k long shaft should be correct.

 

I changed a lot of electronics on my Les Paul - one recent change that I've done is to replace the ceramic capacitors with Sprague Orange drops. Unfortunately, I didn't just make that one change so it's hard to tell if it made a difference.

 

However, if you want to keep it stock - only replace the pot and buy a gibson pot. 30 years down the road any mods will probably devalue the asking price for your guitar unless you save the parts and put them back in before selling.

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