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How To Decode CTS Pot Numbers

You’ve found some pots in the back of your parts drawer and they look like CTS pots but you have no idea what value or taper they are.  No problem!  Today we are going to examine the numbers stamped on the bottom of CTS pots and decode them so that you too can figure out […]

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Upgrading Your Electronics Part 4: Capacitors

The 4th article in the “Upgrading Your Electronics” series, we will now cover the hotly-debated topic of capacitors.  In fact, the only topic that gets repeated more often in forums all across the interwebs is whether fingerboard wood has an effect on tone.  Capacitors are a big deal to many guitarists in search of the […]

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Upgrading Your Electronics Part 3: Potentiometers

This is the third article in the “Upgrading Your Electronics” series and this one is going to be an epic journey into the world of potentiometers.  If you haven’t read the previous two articles, you can find them here: Part 1 and Part 2.  These articles are meant to provide a foundation of knowledge about […]

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Upgrading Your Electronics Part 2: Pickup Selector Switch

Hopefully you read Part 1 of this series on upgrading the electronics in your guitar.  If you didn’t, please take a look at it here and come right back, because things are about to get switchy… Upgrading the pickup selector switch in your guitar may not sound critical or even necessary.  I mean, how much […]

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