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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What pot shaft length does my Les Paul take?

The short and long pots differ by the length of the threaded portion of the shaft---Short's are 3/8"-inch and Long's are 3/4"-inch.

Gibson Les Pauls that take long shaft pots:
  • Standard's
  • Faded's
  • Classic's
  • Studio's
  • Traditional's
  • 50's & 60's Tributes
  • Historic '68 Custom RI
  • 1977-current Custom's
  • 1977-current Deluxe's
  • 1977-1982 Pro's

Gibson Les Pauls that take short shaft pots:
  • Historic R4/R5/R6/R7/R8/R9/R0
  • 1952-1977 Standard's
  • 1954-1977 Custom's
  • 1968-1977 Deluxe's
  • Historic R7 Custom
  • The Paul's
  • Les Paul Special's
  • Les Paul Jr.'s

Of course, with Gibson, there are lots of transitional changes, custom one-offs that may not follow the list.

(the only
exception is the Epiphone Les Paul Elitist)

There is no difference in Tone between Short & Long shaft pots.

Tip: Long shaft pots will fit in ANY Les Paul; adjust the nuts for proper height above the top.

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Unread 04-01-2011, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What pot shaft length does my Les Paul take?

That's funny you posted! I was just at the RS guitarworks site looking into that same thing.

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Re: What pot shaft length does my Les Paul take?

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