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  • Please help with pots, caps & resistors

    Where a the best place to learn about how different cap and resistor values affect different pot values?

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    In reality, the best place to learn is your home. Buy some parts and experiment. Outside of that, you can learn a lot here, too.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      I made a varitone/varivolume out of a 4 way switch. On one side it has different values of resistors and on the other side it has different values of caps. It's cool and useful. The tone is no load so with the tone on 10 it will just be the resistors affecting the volume and darkening it that way. I think the cap values are 22nf, 15, 10, and 6.8. The resistors result in the volume equivalents of like 300k, 200k, 125k, and 85k or something like that.
      Last edited by Clint 55; 04-01-2021, 01:15 AM.
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      • #4
        I find one of these to be invaluable: https://www.parts-express.com/Elenco...ox-Kit-320-078

        Just bring a couple wires, (connected where the cap would go), out from under the pickguard or control cavity, and clip that on. Now you can hear, in real time, the direct affect of each value. Including one's you'd normally never use. Just for the sake of learning.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
          I find one of these to be invaluable: https://www.parts-express.com/Elenco...ox-Kit-320-078

          Just bring a couple wires, (connected where the cap would go), out from under the pickguard or control cavity, and clip that on. Now you can hear, in real time, the direct affect of each value. Including one's you'd normally never use. Just for the sake of learning.

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          This is where it at. Where would I find one?

          DUH.. I didn't see the link

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          • #6
            Thanks Artie, this is probably better than learning from a book and definitely cheaper and less time time consuming than buying a bunch of parts and experimenting.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by solspirit View Post
              DUH.. I didn't see the link
              It's early.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
                I find one of these to be invaluable: https://www.parts-express.com/Elenco...ox-Kit-320-078

                Just bring a couple wires, (connected where the cap would go), out from under the pickguard or control cavity, and clip that on. Now you can hear, in real time, the direct affect of each value. Including one's you'd normally never use. Just for the sake of learning.

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                How much assembly is required?


                . Hell, I want to make a switch out of one and put it in a guitar. At the very least I'll get some long leads and put it on top of the amp. lol
                Last edited by solspirit; 04-02-2021, 11:13 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by solspirit View Post

                  How much assembly is required?
                  Uhmm. None.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post

                    Uhmm. None.
                    I looked on this site and amazon, this one and some of them say that it's a kit. I thinks it's pot luck. Lol. I read all of the reviews and about 1/3 complained about it being unassembled, I assume that some expected that it was. So it's probably a closer to 50/50 chance that it will either way.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by solspirit View Post
                        I looked on this site and amazon, this one and some of them say that it's a kit. I thinks it's pot luck. Lol. I read all of the reviews and about 1/3 complained about it being unassembled, I assume that some expected that it was. So it's probably a closer to 50/50 chance that it will either way.
                        If you have a guitar with the control cavity in the back, you can alligator clip in caps and resistors at will.
                        The things that you wanted
                        I bought them for you

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                        • #13
                          Hahaha.

                          https://www.electricherald.com/tonecap-selector-mod/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by solspirit View Post

                            I looked on this site and amazon, this one and some of them say that it's a kit. I thinks it's pot luck. Lol. I read all of the reviews and about 1/3 complained about it being unassembled, I assume that some expected that it was. So it's probably a closer to 50/50 chance that it will either way.
                            Dang. You're right. I just noticed that it said "kit." I got mine from another source, that was already assembled, so didn't even notice that. My bad.

                            If you want one, I can build it for you. Free. Since I led you astray.

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                            • #15
                              Haha... I just might take you up on that.

                              I wonder how bad it could be, I can follow instructions good but my soldering skills are still lacking.

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