Pots in R2010 models?

Kinetic

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Do the new Audio-taper CTS pots in the 2010's have a resistance reading of 500k??
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If so, I guess they would taper pretty good, and there would be no need to replace the with new electronics??
 

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2010's rock the house. 50s wiring, CTS 500k audio-taper potentiometer for volume and tone. All this equals a smooth, natural roll-off. No need to change anything electronic unless you do not like the pickups or you are really, really picky.

Here is a list of the changes


2009 R9 Changed Features:
Nylon 6/6 nut
Improved ABR-1 bridge (no-wire, tighter tolerances)
Historically correct nickel-plated brass bridge saddles
Correct alloy saddle adjustment screws
Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
Neck profile changed - now has less "shoulders"
Audio taper CTS pots
50s wiring
Pickup routes adjusted so that pickups will be parallel to the strings
Top carve changed to be closer to several original '59s that were scanned
Body perimeter change - slightly tighter in waist, cutaway area refined to be more like originals
The maple cap is very slightly thinner, the mahogany body is very slightly thicker
The fingerboard is slightly thinner
The step from neck heel to back of body is taller and more correct
The taper of the "maple window" under the binding in cutaway is more accurate
The maple spline (filler strip) in the tenon is more accurate
The edge radius on the backside of the body is tighter (less rounded)
The "mustache curve" of the headstock top has been flattened slightly
The control cavity plate has been relocated, has the correct side taper, and now uses the correct ABS plastic
The pickguard shape has changed slightly
The pickguard bracket and screw have been changed
The truss rod cover has been reshaped to be more accurate
The serial number location is slightly lower and more correct
Dial pointers are less sharp
The strap button screws are longer
The jack hole is now the correct 1" diameter
The toggle switch nut has more correct knurled pattern
 

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2010's rock the house. 50s wiring, CTS 500k audio-taper potentiometer for volume and tone. All this equals a smooth, natural roll-off. No need to change anything electronic unless you do not like the pickups or you are really, really picky.

Here is a list of the changes


2009 R9 Changed Features:
Nylon 6/6 nut
Improved ABR-1 bridge (no-wire, tighter tolerances)
Historically correct nickel-plated brass bridge saddles
Correct alloy saddle adjustment screws
Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
Neck profile changed - now has less "shoulders"
Audio taper CTS pots
50s wiring
Pickup routes adjusted so that pickups will be parallel to the strings
Top carve changed to be closer to several original '59s that were scanned
Body perimeter change - slightly tighter in waist, cutaway area refined to be more like originals
The maple cap is very slightly thinner, the mahogany body is very slightly thicker
The fingerboard is slightly thinner
The step from neck heel to back of body is taller and more correct
The taper of the "maple window" under the binding in cutaway is more accurate
The maple spline (filler strip) in the tenon is more accurate
The edge radius on the backside of the body is tighter (less rounded)
The "mustache curve" of the headstock top has been flattened slightly
The control cavity plate has been relocated, has the correct side taper, and now uses the correct ABS plastic
The pickguard shape has changed slightly
The pickguard bracket and screw have been changed
The truss rod cover has been reshaped to be more accurate
The serial number location is slightly lower and more correct
Dial pointers are less sharp
The strap button screws are longer
The jack hole is now the correct 1" diameter
The toggle switch nut has more correct knurled pattern

thanks.
But the caps could use a swamp, no?
 

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That would depend on if you felt it was necessary.

They sound fine to my ears, so I haven't changed them.
 

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thanks.
But the caps could use a swamp, no?

Here's a stock VS Bumble bee comp....

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v23dUx64vrs]YouTube - Pelikanmos VII Stock caps R9 VS Bumble Bees[/ame]

/z
 

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A true blind test here...

Which color was the real BBs?

To my ears, pink caps were better.
 

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A true blind test here...

Which color was the real BBs?

To my ears, pink caps were better.


Blue caps are the real BB's - anyway, whatever sound best to your ears are better :)
 

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Gibson Bee's sound better than the LUXE Bee's, at least to me. I have tried both, not a huge difference. The pot's and 50's style wiring made a big difference and Gibson has taken care of that issue. You might as well keep the guitar stock and not get caught up in all the insanity like I did. I have an 08 R8 and a 50th anniversary 1960 Black Beauty and the 2010 has everything a man could ask for. I wouldn't want to ruin the guitar's value on an experiment that makes very little difference. If you end up getting a 2009, 2010 or 2011 it is one hell of a guitar. The 09, 10 or 11 are not necessarily better guitar's they just have a few more features that a lot of people change out anyways.
 

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