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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-05-2005, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tone pots and switches

I've got all the parts I need for my ibanez RG770 project except a swirtch. I'm considering getting a Dimarzio switch and maybe changing the tone pots. The body of the guitar is Basswood and the pickups im using are Evolutions, I don't know whether to get a 250, 500 or 1Meg pot?

I'm thinking a 1Meg would be too bright for these pickups??
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Re: Tone pots and switches

IMO 500k should work just fine!
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Re: Tone pots and switches

They would all work. A 250k tone pot would fatten up the evolution pickup a bit, but a 500K pot would be fine if you're unsure.

Btw, have you ever considered a Fender TBX Tone Control? It's a 250k/1Meg tone pot that acts as a 250k pot from 0 to about half-way(there's a notch in the middle indication full 250k) and then it dials into the 1Meg pot from there on. According to the guys at Fender, this tone control *supposedly* adds highs and lows to your sound. Mind you, this is for a strat so your mileage will vary on a humbucker.
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Re: Tone pots and switches

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They would all work. A 250k tone pot would fatten up the evolution pickup a bit, but a 500K pot would be fine if you're unsure.

Btw, have you ever considered a Fender TBX Tone Control? It's a 250k/1Meg tone pot that acts as a 250k pot from 0 to about half-way(there's a notch in the middle indication full 250k) and then it dials into the 1Meg pot from there on. According to the guys at Fender, this tone control *supposedly* adds highs and lows to your sound. Mind you, this is for a strat so your mileage will vary on a humbucker.
Or you could get a push pull pot and switch a 470k resitor in parallel with a 500k pot to get (roughly) a 250k pot (242k actually) or you could take a 1M pot and put a 330k in parallel to get a 1M or 250k pot (248k.) Its an ok idea but it changes the taper of the pot slightly (IMO in a good way) also if you have a middle single you could actually use 250k pots with it!!
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