- Jul 15, 2012
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Many people would say that the old Centralab pots that Gibson used in the 50's Les Pauls, were absolutely ideal as far as the taper is concerned, in that they had a really slow taper. Typically at around 60% rotation, they only supplied around 10-20% volume.
Slow taper pots are cool in that they give you a wider range of "clean to mean" tones, and typically allow you to clean up the tone more, while still having the pot set at a higher volume setting.
What is very interesting to note is that comparison between the current Gibson branded CTS pots supplied in the 2009-2013 Historic's and the old Centralab pots from the 50's. The standard Historic pots have the closest taper compared to the old Centralab pots of the 50's, than have ever been supplied before, and are certainly much closer in taper than any of the aftermarket pots that are included on this comparison graph.
Anyway, that's my 2c. Use it, don't use it.
nicely done!.Absolutely mirrors what comes out of my 2010 and 2011 Historics.As a player i love the small incremental changes in tone i can get from that non-linear facet.
Perhaps the op would prefer a linear Audio taper pot.