- Feb 19, 2011
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Anyone know which manufacturer these pots are? Are they original to the guitar?
Thanks for your input. I bought the guitar but don’t have it yet. I’ll try and take a look without removing the pots first. But I’ll definitely fill you in on what I find. They kind of look like IRC pots, which would be weird for a 58. It is an 8 4xxx serial number.I went looking through my stash of pictures of control cavities and potentiometer codes and couldn't find a readable code on a potentiometer with the black plastic plate like the one in the pictures unfortunately. If you do decide to drop the pot to look at the manufacturer date code, can you fill us in?
A great looking control cavity by the way! Is this on a guitar with an "8_5xxx" serial number?
Will do.Hmmm, that's a curious control cavity.
I concur, those don't look like centralab pots to my eye either. And the yellow spaghetti tubing on the bumblebees is wrong for '58, but the solder joints don't appear to be messed with.
Please be sure to update us once you've been able to do an in hand inspection. Oddities like this always intrigue me.
I believe the change happened sometime in 1960, but I'm not sure if it was gradual thing, or for that matter if it had ever appeared anytime prior to that.What year is the yellow tubing common? Do you think I should be worried?
Interesting. I have seen some 58 dc juniors with the yellow tubing as well. I wonder if there was some overlap that far back.I believe the change happened sometime in 1960, but I'm not sure if it was gradual thing, or for that matter if it had ever appeared anytime prior to that.
Hopefully someone with more knowledge can take a look and chime in.
I don't want to speculate on whether Gibson could have used the plastic spaghetti tubing prior to '60 since I don't know the answer myself.Interesting. I have seen some 58 dc juniors with the yellow tubing as well. I wonder if there was some overlap that far back.
Sorry to be dense, but which photo are you referring to? Is it in the link http://www.rickn-guitars.com/electricals/gib_electricals.html. ?Check out the control cavity above from a '58 Burst serial 8_5xxx.
I can't tell from that picture, is that the same plastic spaghetti tubing as typically seen after 1960, or is that the more yellow cloth type tubing that can occasionally be seen prior to '60?
I’m sorry! For some reason that photo wasn’t loading on my phone but I can see it now. Thank you for uploading it.