Unknown Pot numbers?

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  1. Kinetic

    Kinetic Senior Member

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    Have an LP classic 1960-92.
    I cannot determine what kind of pots I have, if they are linear,300k or 500k.

    There is a code on them that reads 440-71079A R1379239
    Any ideas? thanks
    P
     
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    im pretty sure the A means they are audio, as in not linear tapered.

    were they vol or tone pots and are they stock? someone here can probably tell you without the code
     
  3. Kinetic

    Kinetic Senior Member

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    ya, both volume and tone had the same number, all four are stock.
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    if you have an ohm meter you can check how the taper is. at half way if its an audio it wont be exactly half.
     
  5. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    You pots in the classic should be short shaft so doesn't seem like that info is correct?
     
  7. Kinetic

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    wow! nice homework.
     
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    I don't know. I'll soon be finding out. I know the "gibson" logo is not stamped on the top of the pot of mine though, like they say, yet still informative.
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    No they are CTS pots, here is what I can decipher from the numbers you provided

    440-71079A R1379239

    440-71079A is the Gibson part number they asked CTS to stamp on them

    A= Audio

    R is reissue

    137 is the CTS manufacture code (134 is CRL)

    9239 may be when they were made 1992 39th week of they year
     
  10. Kinetic

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    Cool, thx. I'm suprised it is a low valued 100K pot. Good that they are audio CTS, buts it's a pretty small value range I think for any guitar.
     
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    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    Pots in Classics are LONG shaft. Since 1975, the only Les Pauls with short shaft are Historics.
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Yes I was surprised to see the 100K as well?? :hmm:
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Thanks Rod, Yeah come to think of it the Traditonal's and Classic's both take the long shaft pots as well as LP Customs.

    R8 R9 and the LP Studios, SG's 335's etc use the short shaft pots
     
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