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Upgrading pots and capacitors on LS50 Reborn Old
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neilbsg
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Upgrading pots and capacitors on LS50 Reborn Old Reply with quote

Hi, could anyone give me some info about upgrading the pots in my LS50 Reborn Old. I find the original ones muddy the sound and loose high end frequency when rolling off the volume. I am going for the 0.022 orange drop capacitiors and want a set of 500K pots that will go straight in without any drilling or messing about. Will I need short/long shatf (any idea of size 20mm??)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would measure the original ones...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alpha short will go straight without drilling
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some short-shaft Alpha pots, they will drop straight in
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, the Alpha short shafts it will be.........Hopefully they`ll improve the roll off a bit!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again, sorry to be a pain but.......the only Alpha pots I can find that I believe to be the correct ones are the 18mm medium shaft Alpha`s from axes R us... Are these the correct ones??
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have thought about what kind of pot; linear or logarithmic?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, linear without question...... maybe.....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilbsg wrote:
Yes, linear without question......


Log for me every time! Are you sure you want linear? The info about which pots to buy on the Axesrus site is incorrect BTW

18mm will be fine
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God dam it.....now i`m just confused.......

What is going to be best for cleaning up my volume without loosing the signal from the amp too much?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

logaritmic pots and 50's wiring. I have it like that in my reborn ls50 and works fantastic.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Diodibuh......

I`ve already ordered .o2 sprague capacitors and vintage wiring and have the wiring diagram for 59 spec.....

Have you used Alpha Pots?

Have you noticed a big difference from the original spec?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diodibuh wrote:
logaritmic pots and 50's wiring. I have it like that in my reborn ls50 and works fantastic.


+1 Definitely the best option!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used CTS pots (I need to drill holes a little bit) and PIO NOS caps. I also changed pickups and this is my best Les Paul
yes, big big change. Works fantastic with one channel amps, you drive the amp, roll off the volume and have great clean sound.
As JohnA said - the best option
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