What does the CTS stamped code 70-028 identify?

leaderboy

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I have a late 1973/early 1974 LPC with all original parts - bought the guitar new in 1974. Doing an annual cleanup/setup and decided to inspect the control cavity. Noticed the code (70-028) stamped into the pot cases and wanted to know what this code indicates. No reply yet from Gibson or CTS. Hope someone on this forum can help! Thanks.
 

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Most likely a source code/part number, I would thing....you need to look for the number that begins 137XXXX

Here is a good read for you....


Welcome aboard.
Thanks for getting back to me and welcoming me aboard.

I looked up the pot code years ago (137nnnn) which is why I know it is a '73 model year LPC. I didn't include it in my post because I wanted to focus on and find out about the other stamped code - 70-028 - and what it indicates about the four pots (they all have this second stamped code.)

I've heard the pots are 300K, 500K, 570K - that they have audio taper - that they have linear taper - al over the map. If the 70-028 is a part number from CTS, it would be awesome of CTS would respond to me. I doubt Gibson will know much since their record keeping is quite poor. I'll gladly share what I find out here!

Thanks!
 

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I doubt Gibson would ever keep CTS inventory part number records in the first place......not in the way they would archive details needed to be known by customers anyhow.
 

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Stumbled upon an answer thanks to Vintage Guitar and Bass. Pointed me to a Les Paul schematic and a note written in the schematic that # 70-028 is a Gibson part # and that it is a 300K pot. Other references says it is a linear taper but I have not verified this yet...
 

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there is a site that will let you put in those part numbers and it will tell you the value and taper of the pot.....

I do not know if I bookmarked it.... @krisford turned me on to it, but he is no longer around.
 

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Linear 300k pot, they first appeared in early to mid 73.
 




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