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 #112994  by Woody
 Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:36 pm
I've been building a wolf (see Wolf Inspired Build under Guitar Building and Mod), and could use some advice about the electronics. All the info I've gotten on this subject is from Waldos site (which is excellent) but I do have a couple of questions.

1. Is it ok to substitute another vender for the AB pots? Since they no longer exist, all I can do is potentially get used parts, and I'm not sure I feel comfortable with that.

2. Is the 25k CTS a 25k pot? The only CTS value I've found is 250k.

3. Are there any reliable vendors you would recommend?

Thanks for any help,
Mike
 #112997  by redeyedjim
 Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:35 pm
Yes, you can certainly substitute another vendor. The old AB pots are really good, but that particular 250k/500k pot is all but impossible to find.

When I recently "Jerrified" my old school Kramer, I looked at a lot of different sources for the pots, and ultimately ended up buying parts from Leo at ScarletFire Guitars (aka, softmachine72 on this forum), as he was a one stop shop for sealed, RV4N (mil spec) pots, including the elusive 250k/500k dual pot. They weren't actual Allen Bradley parts, but they were comparable. He recently posted that he has various new and NOS Wolf/Tiger parts for sale, including the pots you are looking for:

forum/viewtopic.php?f=426&t=11787&p=109389

His parts aren't the cheapest, but they are good quality components. I've been happy with the parts I purchased from him, for whatever that's worth.

You can also make your own 250k/500k dual pot for a lot less using the guts of a 250k dual pot and a 500k dual pot, as Waldo shows in this video:

 #113002  by mgbills
 Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:30 pm
The Alpha setup from the Waldo video works great. I have 3 in service & none have given any issues.

Good Luck
M
 #113024  by TI4-1009
 Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:33 am
I also did the 250/500 wafer swap. Took about 3 minutes and works fine in my Tiger.

Andrew Olsen (AO Guitars) also has parts. See his Jerification page.
 #117956  by al.hurst
 Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Hey Ive got an extra Alpha modded pot... I need some sheilding paint or tape I woudl love to trade for it. Or a couple bucks. PM if you need it!
 #118685  by paulinnc
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:26 pm
Woody wrote: Are there any reliable vendors you would recommend?
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/

https://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html

I found pretty much everything for the electronics between these two sites. I compared prices and small bear is definitely way cheaper than stewmac. The parts I couldn't find on smallbear, parts resource had.
 #118692  by TI4-1009
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:44 pm
paulinnc wrote:
Woody wrote: Are there any reliable vendors you would recommend?
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/

https://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html

I found pretty much everything for the electronics between these two sites. I compared prices and small bear is definitely way cheaper than stewmac. The parts I couldn't find on smallbear, parts resource had.
+1

Also:

http://www.tubesandmore.com/

Sometimes Allparts has something the others don't:

http://www.allparts.com/