using gibons pots on an epiphone les paul?

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  1. mentaldisorder3

    mentaldisorder3 Junior Member

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    I just want to know if these pots will work, if so, do i use the :

    a.) Long-Shaft CTS pots

    b.) Standard-Shaft CTS pots

    also, would installing these pots, get rid of the coil splitting function of the epiphone probucker pickups?

    i am planning on replacing the pickups, but dont have the money to do it just yet. i would like to keep the coil splitting, but would be okay with losing it.

    here is the link for the pots im planning on purchasing: STEWMAC POTS

    as you can see, there are two options for either standard or long shaft.

    thank you!
     
  2. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    I normally buy long shaft pots , just for convenience. Just use the other nuts provided to adjust your height. You cant split the coils with these pots. You need push/pull pots to do that. Just solder the splitting wires together and tape them off. You will also need to buy a new set of knobs because you are going from course shaft (metric) pots to fine shaft (American) pots.
     
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  3. mentaldisorder3

    mentaldisorder3 Junior Member

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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    The Pro's have solid specs's...Alpha pots, iirc, why need to change out the guts?
     
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    You also may have to ream the opening a small amount as well. The CTS diameter of the threaded area is a bit wider. Please use a reamer to prevent damage. Go slow and check often for fit.
     
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  6. mentaldisorder3

    mentaldisorder3 Junior Member

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    Ive seen many reviews under the pots that i bought where they claim to hear a big difference after installing these pots. I am expecting a very small difference, but more than anything, I want to do this to gain more experience with working on guitars and honestly, I love modifying anything i own. But you're right, there is nothing wrong with the original pots :)

    yep! I also bought new knobs as the old epiphone knobs will not fit on the CTS pots :)

    Also guys, I bought some Gibson Burstbuckers 1 (neck) and a Gibson Burstbucker 2(bridge). I was never intending on going this far LOL! This is the first time Ive ever worked on a guitar, so I'm a little nervous, but after spending countless hours on youtube looking at various videos, i think i can pull it off.

    My next goal, is to buy an Official Gibson Les Paul body+neck from Stratosphere and putting in all my electronics into that body after I save up the $900-$1000 they cost lol.
     
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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    guitarjoem Double Platinum Supporter MLP Vendor

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    Awesome! If you go that route, you'll also need to get a bridge and tail piece as the spacing is a tad different, the posts are smaller and the threading is different for them. Mod one thing and you soon see it's just the tip of the iceberg.
     

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