CTS Pots, Where's the Tapper?

CTS Pots, Where's the Tapper?

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:50 pm

Just changed out the wiring harness on my LP, from the stock Gibson pots and caps, to CTS pots and different caps. Here's my question, the CTS pots have very uneven tapering. I was aware that this would be kind of the case but, man it's all up front. Same for both volume and tone. Is this normal or am I crazy?
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Re: CTS Pots, Where's the Tapper?

Postby myoung6923 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:58 pm

Are you sure that you have the right type - as in audio vs. linear?

I had put in an audio pot for tone and it was all at the bottom 5%. Swapped it out for a linear and it was perfect - although it wasnt CTS.
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Re: CTS Pots, Where's the Tapper?

Postby softmachine72 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:59 pm

you should have audio taper or (log) for the vol. and linear taper for the tone. I was also informed by others on this forum that CTS are no longer the quality pot the used to be in the 60's and 70's.
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Re: CTS Pots, Where's the Tapper?

Postby 1dallek1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:26 am

bourns 82 or 95, but they are $15 ea. best pots i've installed
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