modding thumbpots

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modding thumbpots

Postby Jedi Clampett » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:34 pm

I am modding a guitar to be left handed, I realize that I need 500k audio reverse taper pots, just wondering if I use thumbpots from WDmusic 500k to flip the wafer and get a reverse taper pot. I have no specs on the thumb pots, but as an alternative, I might be able to mount them to a floating pickguard made for left hand.
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Re: modding thumbpots

Postby David King » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:00 pm

Flipping the wafer isn't going to be an option on most pots.
You could get these: ... _1273.html
Or just try some linear pots and switch the outer lug wires.
Or leave it wired for RH and let the player figure it out?
I'm not sure how practical 4 under-the-pickguard thumbpots would be anyway.
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Re: modding thumbpots

Postby Greg Martin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:29 pm

ive done thumb pots and they are a pain to use as you would on a 335. Ill second using lin taper pots and wire using the other outer lug there are tons of wiring on line. Google is your friend.
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Re: modding thumbpots

Postby Halgeir Wold » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:54 pm

One can use linear pots with resistors between one or both outer lugs to modify the taper, but it requires some calculations and experimenting....
An Excel sheeet with 10% stepping of the linear value and the parallelled resistors will give a indication of the curve.....
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