From scowel–(at)–ewshost.aoc.nrao.edu Sun Oct 9 17:04:28 CDT 1994
Article: 29627 of rec.music.makers.guitar
From: scowel–(at)–ewshost.aoc.nrao.edu (Steve Cowell)
Subject: Re: An EASY Guitar Mod
Date: 7 Oct 1994 10:52:48 -0600
Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro NM
In article <36vj5b$7o--(at)--aneyck.ahip.getty.edu>,
>I tried this and it works very well:
>You can get a lot more gain from your pickups if you install
>a 1M potentiometer in place of the 250K that are currently installed
>in most electrics. Just unsolder the old volume control and
>install this one right in its place.
Mike Stevens (the one that started the Fender Custom Shop) told me
a good one the other day….. Eric Johnson brought him a guitar
(I think it was a 335) and asked him what was so special about the
volume pot, since he liked it so well. Seems he seeks out older
guitars for the volume pots in them…. it turns out that the pot
was about 400K, which he regarded as the best load for his sound.
The pot had worn from 250K to 400K by years of use…. 400K pots
are made of unobtainium, btw.