STRATOCASTER WIRING DIAGRAM 500K POTS
250k vs 500k Pots - What is the Difference? | Humbucker Soup
The 250k vs 500k pots dilemma is one that often poses a challenge for guitar players. 250k vs 500k pots: what are the differences between these two popular types of potentiometers (pots)? How would you want to use each in your guitar? One of the most common problems that guitar players face is a worn out Volume or Tone control.
Tone Capacitors – Stratocaster Design
Also, typical Stratocaster pot (tone potentiometer) values are 250K for tone pots and single coils pickups, 500K to 1Meg with Humbuckers or some “noiseless stacked coil pickups). What they do is (in simple terms) “BLOCK” the signal (via resistance) so less signal gets to go through the capacitor to be shunted to ground when the tone is all the way on.
500k Pots vs 250K Pots For HSS Strat | The Gear Page
Humbuckers have been paired with a 500k volume pot and a 500k tone pot, so using 250k pots would make them sound darker than you might want or expect. Some folks like to use a 500k volume pot with an HSS set up because you can use a 500k resistor to make that pot mimic a 250k pot when the single coils are in use.
Seymour Duncan Going Deeper Into 250K Vs 500K Pots
There are even some wiring schematics around that make a 500k pot a 250k pot depending on the position of your five way blade, so you have a 250k pot with your singlecoils and a 500k pot with your humbucker. It is also known that a 500k pot will give you more highs than a 250k pot. But the “why” remains a cloudy subject.