helloo...i'm Way..i'm new here...i'm glad to see this forum.. just want to ask you begginer questions...is it a good thing if i replace my tone pot from A500K to B500K?what are the advantage n disadvantage if i do this ? and will it change my guitar sound n character(tone) of my guitar?thx u so much
Changing the tone pot from A500k to B500k will not affect the guitar tone at min or max settings. In between, as you reduce from 10, the 'A' type gets more quickly to the range where treble is starting to be cut, than will the 'B' type, for which most of the tone change is in the range 0 - 3. B is a linear taper while A approximates a logarithmic taper. There are no new sounds to find by doing this.
hello...thx u so much..JohnH btw...what do you recommend for the tone pot?A or B? i found out some choose the linear pot, they even recommended it...i don't undertand why,but i am quiet curious..(that's why i want to change mine) ...but it seems that most manufactures use audio both for vol and tone,is it true that they did that because they wan't to minimalize the cost? and o ya...one question again...can i get all the tone i have when i'm using the audio tape with a linear pot?thx u n thx u
Either taper will sound exactly the same. The only thing that changes is where on the dial (at what number setting on a numbered knob) a given tone cut occurs. An audio taper more closely follows the human hearing response curve, certainly for volume and likely for tone cut as well. Human hearing is constant step ratio sensitive and an audio taper is related to a logarithmic curve.
can i get all the tone i have when I'm using the audio tape with a linear pot?thx u n thx u
hello,sorry for the late reply..i hope it's not too late to ask again..i've tried to reply, actually,but it seems that i can't login besides from my computer in my home.. so here i am in my house ..
¿audio tape with a linear pot?
haha: ;D sorry to confuse u...this is what i mean : can i get all the tone i have when i'm using the audio taper(pot) with the linear pot?... btw,i found this article in and it says:
"The tone control could easily use a linear taper pot but the manufacturers have pretty much stuck to using the same part number as the volume control -- doubtless to reduce manufacturing inventories"
i'm quiet confuse,some website said it also....is it really a good thing if we have the linear pot for tone?
one more question please, if u don't mine
i have changed to B500k to hear the difference...but now,i'm now confuse,maybe because i'm new on this ...is it ok if i have the tone pot heard big suddenly when i swift the tone knob from range 2 to 3? i mean, when the knob in range 2, there is no tone heard, but..... when i bring the tone knob to range 3, i hear some sound like a click : "cck",and suddenly the tone heard big.. is it ok to have that "cck" sound and the suddenly big tone? n i do sometime hear the turning knob sound in my amp as i turn off the knob.....for info: this problems happened only if i turn my tone knob fast..is this normal?..i hope u understand what i mean..i 'm so confuse,please help.. thx u,guys...
oh,ok... i guess i'll keep it for a while then , cause i don't know how to solder or anything about electronic..i have to ask my friend to do it for me... so,i'll keep it for a while then..for now,i'll fix that click sound (arggh,it's new! )...
thx u for the quick reply,Chris..really helpfull...
if it doesn't work i'll ask it agian if u don't mine...thx u again