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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

If I add a single coil sized Humbucker (Seymour Duncan, dual blade) into the bridge position of an otherwise S/S/S equipped guitar (Fender SCs in middle and neck positions), which pots should I use for best results?

Right now there's 3x 250k installed but humbuckers need 500k pots.

I've got volume and 2x tone control.

What disadvantage is to expect if I simply use 3x 250k???


If I add a 500k pot, which one will it be, tone or volume??
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

I have a duncan hotrail, and am still using 250k in my strat. I also have it coil split so I can use it in single coil mode. But, it sounds great in humbucker mode.
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

So....I take it that there's no advantage to switch to a 500k pot, right?
Or would it be even better??
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

the 500 would do more damage to your sound than help it. A single coil on a 500 is pretty bad.
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

Ok, thank you very much!
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

mostly personal preference here. Lots of info out there on how to blend singles with humbuckers. I use 500Ks in my HSS (they're dimarzio area's though, so not true singles). Your SCs aren't true singles either if they're the noiseless type. I say have fun with it. Your ears will do the deciding.
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Re: Single Coil size humbuckers, which pot needed?

Allright, thanx for the input, guys.
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