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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Yamaha Pacifica 1221 Potentiometers (Pots)

Hi everyone. Has been a very, very, VERY, long time since I logged into the forum.

As you see, the matter in question is about Yamaha's Pacifica potentiometer (Pots).

My volume pot aint working so I must change it.

The main question is, What pot should I put?

According to the Pot spec, it says: 15A500K

I readed here (sound.westhost.com/pots.htm) that old codes for pots was:
A = Lineal
C = Log (Audio)

but the "New" code says
B = Lineal
A = Log (Audio)

For my personal experience, since my first guitar (a Washburn X10), the Pacifica has a Log volume pot. Still, I dont really know what it means by "old" (maybe the at the 50's?)

Now the main problem.

The only pots that I can buy (because Im from Argentina, so I have to stuck with a few brands):
Gotoh (mini or standar size).
Dimarzio (EP1201)

What I dont really know is if the Pacifica uses standar or mini pot's size.
I opened the backplate and the pots are kindda small about (1.5cm width / diameter).

If I can Im going to upload some pics of it.

So, those are my doubts about this. Any advice or comment are welcome.

Thanks in advice!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Yamaha Pacifica 1221 Potentiometers (Pots)

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 04:58 AM
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Re: Yamaha Pacifica 1221 Potentiometers (Pots)

those seem to be normal-sized pots
the volume pot has to be an Audio(Log) = A
the ton pot could be both A or B(lin), but the most common is B
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