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Treble Bleed magic
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I think guitarists make too much of a big deal with pots.

have you ever looked inside a pot? it's just a little phenolic wafer with a broken ring of resistive medium, and a little wiper attached to the rotating shaft.

It's so painfuly simple to design and manufacture. There are only so many things that can go catastrophically wrong.

FWIW I measure all my pots before installing them to make sure i'm putting in whatever correct value i need. Alphas are usually very close to the rated spec. ie a 500k pot will read somewhere between 490 and 510, pretty routinely. Never had an Alpha pot break down on me. Never had a CTS break down either.

The only pots I've had break down on me were some random mini-pots I bought from stew-mac when i was putting together my first ever guitar build that has long since been parted out and destroyed.
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Treble Bleed magic - by CTN - 11-27-2014, 01:02 PM
RE: Treble Bleed magic - by CTN - 11-27-2014, 04:33 PM
RE: Treble Bleed magic - by kinnikuman - 11-27-2014, 06:20 PM
RE: Treble Bleed magic - by CTN - 11-27-2014, 07:56 PM
RE: Treble Bleed magic - by lreese - 11-27-2014, 08:08 PM
RE: Treble Bleed magic - by Oinkus - 11-27-2014, 09:09 PM

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