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Replacement for broken tone pot on 2007 LC185

 
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mattbarlow
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Replacement for broken tone pot on 2007 LC185 Reply with quote

Hello !

The treble tone pot on my LC 185 is broken, when you turn it to 0 you can turn it more and goes again on 10, meaning it does circles!

What would you suggest as a single replacement pot, since I dont want to change all my pots ?
So that it has both the same anatomy (so that the tone knob to fits on the pot head) and the same characteristics as the stock pot.

I am completely ignorant on the matter but a frind of mine can make the installation I would like to avoid a guitar tech!

Any tips are appreciated
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Paladin2019
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does yours come with CTS pots from the factory?

A picture of the inside of the control cavity might help.
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luis
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bear in mind Tokai use metric CTS pots so ask for a metric one. I guess they are from All Parts (EP086 code).
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Jock68
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just replacing one now on my Explorer, you will need check, but I think that you will need long shaft ones. I had to make the hole a bit bigger as well. The CTS pot would not get through the small hole. You may want to change the capacitor when you are in there, it was a chepo ceramic that was inside mine. Nice little Sprague Film and Foil Cap in place now.

Cheers
Jock
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luis
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for the record, only LS-320 has long whereas LS-150 got short ones (CTS) but always metric shaft.

I highly recomend changing stock small green caps to a good ones.
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mattbarlow
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your response as soon as i find the chance I ll post fotos of the pot cavity so that you ll be able to help me more confidently!
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luis
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a direct replacenment for a japanese pot your choice is an Alpha or a Goldo one, Goldos mearure over 500K easily ranging from 550K to 600K.
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