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The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« Last post by Guitar74 on July 26, 2019, 11:38:24 am »
I agree on the 250k volume. I have guitars that have 'buckers with 250k and some w 500k. Not terribly different. I am using a 500k with my vvhb2 though and love it in that guitar with that pot value. Go figure.
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Guitar Lounge / Re: Ď79 bumblebee tribute evh
« Last post by gtrjunior on July 25, 2019, 04:30:47 pm »
So I saw the NAMM info in this guitar and when I finally saw the price, I threw up in my mouth a little. AMS is listing $19000 for what is basically a parts caster shred stick. I thought to myself,ĒWho in Godís name are they marketing these to?Ē And then it hit me. The same people that will spend 50gs on a Dumble and brag about it on the gear page.

I saw a review on musicians friend when they released the Frankenstein replicas where a dentist bought one to hang on the wall in his waiting room. Yeah THATíS not a waste of $25,000.

I wonder if I can cash in on this cow and make a 5150 replica out of my Ď85 Kramer Barretta and charge an astronomical sum for it. Maybe throw in one of those custom shop Duncanís that Seymour says he wound for Eddie. ::)
I guess if youíve got the money....
Personally, I donít. I buy guitars to play them, not to dis-play them.
See what I did there? Lol
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The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« Last post by gtrjunior on July 25, 2019, 04:28:44 pm »
I was going to suggest a 250k pot as well.
Most people prefer the 500k with humbuckers but Iím the exception. I almost always prefer 250k pots. The difference is more subtle than internet lore would have you believe. All itís going to do is shave a tiny bit of high end off.
And if you donít like it a 500k pot is an easy install.
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The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« Last post by darkbluemurder on July 25, 2019, 07:55:08 am »
With that pickup combination you would probably be fine with 250ks for volume and tone. That's what I would try first, and only if the humbucker is not bright enough I would go to 500k as volume pot and use the resistor trick to tame the Areas.

BTW I would use the 67 in the neck and the 61 in the middle but that is your call.

Cheers Stephan
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The Trading Post / WTB/Trade Dimarzio Super Distortion Black/Creme(Bridge)
« Last post by nitro on July 24, 2019, 05:51:43 pm »
WTB/trade for a Dimarzio Super Distortion Black/ Creme( Bridge)
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The Pickup Place / Re: HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on July 24, 2019, 03:08:55 pm »
You could do the old resistor trick to make the splits and singles see 250k even with a 500k pot (you'll have to ask someone else how to do that, I actually kind of like singles with 500k), or you could pick either a bridge hum that likes 250k (something like the Bluesbucker, Humbucker from Hell, or EJ Special) or singles that like 500k (the VV Heavy Blues 1 and 2, IIRC).
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The Pickup Place / HSS pickups in a Tele......what pots to use???
« Last post by nynemusic on July 24, 2019, 12:59:31 pm »
Hi guys, building a Warmoth Tele with HSS pickups. I have a strat pickguard with Area 61/Area 67/PAF 36Th Anniversary and i'll pull the pickups and parts from that pickguard.

I am now confused as to how to allocate the two pots on a Tele instead of 3 on the strat......

And how do i match 250k and 500k pots. I could ignore the tone and just put 500k vol for the bridge hum and 250k Vol for the neck n middle but am concerned that all 3 pickups might get extra bright with no tone pot at all.

How do i solve this ? I order parts tonight and glad that i thought of this!
Looking forward to your wisdom!
Thanks
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Guitar Lounge / Ď79 bumblebee tribute evh
« Last post by Guitar74 on July 23, 2019, 11:06:55 am »
So I saw the NAMM info in this guitar and when I finally saw the price, I threw up in my mouth a little. AMS is listing $19000 for what is basically a parts caster shred stick. I thought to myself,ĒWho in Godís name are they marketing these to?Ē And then it hit me. The same people that will spend 50gs on a Dumble and brag about it on the gear page.

I saw a review on musicians friend when they released the Frankenstein replicas where a dentist bought one to hang on the wall in his waiting room. Yeah THATíS not a waste of $25,000.

I wonder if I can cash in on this cow and make a 5150 replica out of my Ď85 Kramer Barretta and charge an astronomical sum for it. Maybe throw in one of those custom shop Duncanís that Seymour says he wound for Eddie. ::)
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The Pickup Place / Re: Area '61 vs VV '54 Pro neck
« Last post by SuperFuzz on July 23, 2019, 10:48:17 am »
Thanks guys, I'm going for the '61. I'd probably be happy with either though.

I guess we're living in a good time since we can finetune our sounds with all these different pickups, but sometimes it can be difficult to choose with all these options that are so similar.

Also, I need to mention that I don't dislike the Area T neck. It's a great pickup, but the match with the Hot T bridge could be improved.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Area '61 vs VV '54 Pro neck
« Last post by darkbluemurder on July 23, 2019, 05:10:55 am »
Had both in the bridge position of two different strats, and they sound very similar. The main difference is the attack, which is stronger on the 61, so for the bridge position I preferred the VV54.

Cheers Stephan
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