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Stacked tone pot wiring help

 
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samcham



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Stacked tone pot wiring help Reply with quote

I'm using one of these stacked pots as a tone control on my latest project.

https://www.allparts.com/EP-4485-000-250K-250K-Concentric-Pot_p_1441.html

Normally, I'd solder a ground wire to the case, but the way it's constructed, I'm concerned about ruining the pot.

Has anyone used these before? How did you ground it?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could use one these http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/NWSL-24/Solder-Lug-Washers-for-Pots-Switches-4.html
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There shouldn't be anything to worry about, just sand the back, tin it, and solder it on.
If your iron temperature is right it shouldn't take more than 2 seconds to set the wire. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. With all the plastic/nylon visible from the outside, I was worried about getting it too hot. But a bit of careful soldering took care of it!

BTW, those little solder lug wagers are a great idea. I might use those in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta say, I hate working with those stacked and push/pull pots. It's tough enough to see up close with magnifier glasses, but those things with the tiny lugs are a royal pain. Laughing
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samcham



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Gotta say, I hate working with those stacked and push/pull pots. It's tough enough to see up close with magnifier glasses, but those things with the tiny lugs are a royal pain. Laughing


As far as the lugs go, I found them easier to solder as long as there's only 1 wire. Less of a hole to fill, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question about these pots... Are the lugs in the same orientation as a regular pot? So, in wiring a typical Strat wiring picture, I'd rotate one pot 180 degrees?
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