I don't see the point of that, unless you have a really dark sounding guitar. I don't know what the Fender branded 500k solid shaft pots are like on the bottom, and whether they therefore will be smooth or stiffer turning. Please view our large selection of potentiometers below. That's why I bought the new Dimarzios. If you are fitting these pots to an instrument that previously was fitted with pots that have 18 splines typically Epiphone or any other guitar made in Japan, Korea or China then chances are the existing knobs will not fit.
They are still one of the best for out beloved guitar market! You can look up Gibson potentiometers by their part number in the on this site. Both the shaft and the threaded collar are made of brass for smooth rotation. Industrial 24mm Diameter, 5 Watt, Wire-wound Rotary Potentiometer. The potentiometer can be used as a to obtain a manually adjustable output voltage at the slider wiper from a fixed input voltage applied across the two ends of the potentiometer. Guitars by Vox, Eko and Hagstrom all used Lesa potentiometers. I would think two equal values would sound the same, regardless of make. Available with split shaft for fine-knurled 24-spline knob, or with smooth shaft to fit a set-screw knob.
Wish I could help you more, but I'm happy with the Dimarzios at this point. I know what you mean about the turning feel, and here's what I've surmised from taking a couple apart. Charles Wheatstone's 1843 rheostat with a moving whisker The most common way to vary the resistance in a circuit is to use a rheostat. Before digital electronics became the norm such a component was used to allow radio and television receivers and other equipment to be switched on at minimum volume with an audible click, then the volume increased, by turning a knob. Codes can be worn, obscured by solder and other components, or simply very small. The flat bottom ones don't have that, and the one I took apart appeared to have something I'm guessing is a teflon bushing and some grease, so that bushing seems to ride against the pot's inside surface. With the blender turned to 10, the guitar has a normal Strat ® switch set-up.
Generally you can use split shaft. The price is as good and better than most sources for the Fender branded ones, and they are in stock; several online sources have been backordered on the equivalent Fender branded ones for a while. The little dimple in the center is actually the end of the shaft sticking through a hole. They are also available in different types such as sliding and rotary potentiometers and are sometimes referred to as trimmers, trimpots, or variable resistors. They are usually physically much smaller than user-accessible potentiometers, and may need to be operated by a screwdriver rather than having a knob. Removing the protective film means that the item is not in a re-saleable condition and therefore we cannot accept it back for a refund. I use Strats, Teles and need a freely moving 250K volume pot for volume effects.
The provides designs for many applications. The ones in my Strat have the 'dimple' or whatever it is in the center of the pot casing. It is related to the shape because the Fender-style with the recessed back, used that as part of the bearing design. So, throughout the course of the day, I will call them and will post back to this thread as to what their answer was. I haven't looked thoroughly for 500k solid shaft pots, which seem to be the type you ordered and wanted for this application. Our potentiometers are constructed with carbon composition, conductive plastic, or wire wound elements, and are capable of operating in rugged environments and wide temperature ranges. Linear Motion, Open Construction, Slide Potentiometer with Multiple Mounting Styles.
We've added some new guys to the moderator crew. When the potentiometer is in the middle position, the resistance value is also at the half mark. The build quality of the guitar was top notch all round, but the electronics were terrible. A logarithmic potentiometer can also be simulated not very accurately with a linear one and an external resistor. I thought the first two numbers signified the week and the last number the year.
Potentiometers are often used as volume controls and are available in Audio or Linear tapers. He said they are low torque and will fit Fender knobs. With decades of experience in developing and manufacturing these reliable products we offer a broad range of standard configurations as well as custom solutions to meet the demands of your application. Membrane potentiometers can be used for position sensing. All four pots range between 510k to 514k. The fingers can be moved along the coil of resistance wire by a sliding knob thus changing the tapping point. Most cheaper log potentiometers are not accurately logarithmic, but use two regions of different resistance but constant resistivity to approximate a logarithmic law.
The resistance measurements come in within a plus or minus 10%. Review the 450 series product specification and options. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. The two resistive tracks overlap at approximately 50% of the potentiometer rotation; this gives a stepwise logarithmic taper. The service life of these types of potentiometers is typically 1 million to 20 million cycles depending on the materials used during manufacturing and the actuation method; contact and contactless magnetic methods are available to sense position. Buddastrat didn't like the torque of the Dimarzios, they weren't loose enough for him, but for me they are plenty smooth and loose enough for my uses.