MKH Epiphone - Active pickups with 500kOhm killpot?

flyaway

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Because my tone pot was working strange i took a closer look at the electronics of my Matt Heafy 6 string Epiphone guitar and i was very surprised to find that the Shadow Killpot they are using for ACTIVE EMG 81/85 pickups is 500kOhm with 2A223J capacitor. Am i missing something how this killpots work, is this normal or it's an Epiphone mistake and this killpot have to be replaced with 25kOhm killpot?
 

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Seems like it's intended as I've heard MKH mention it in a video.
 

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i thought they were using the solderless pots and everything...
 

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It sounds like the value of the pot is rather insignificant anyways. I could be wrong but the value is only going to matter if you roll down the tone knob. I personally own an MKH and for its intended use I can safely say I will rarely, if ever, roll down the tone knob.
 

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If i have to be honest i roll down the tone knob on the neck pickup to 0 very often and this is a problem for me. Anyway i decided that i can live without the killpot for now and i put a normal 25K pot and everything is working fine now. Maybe i'll buy a new 25K killpot later.
 

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