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SG Junior Wiring

asdaven

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On a SG Jr. Style guitar with a single P90, would you reccomend two 500K pots or a single 500K pot for volume and 250K for tone? What kind of difference does the 250K pot make for tone since the volume pot affects the brightness the most?

Im thinking if I go 500K for the tone pot, ill use a .033 or .047 Orange Drop Capacitor. If I go 250K, ill go with a .022 or .015 Orange Drop. The P90 is a new territory for me because its halfway between a single coil and a humbucker but is darker than standard single coils. So im leaning towards 500K pots.
 

fernieite

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I don't know what the differences are, but my 1963 Les Paul Junior (sg) sounds great with the 2 factory Centralab 500K pots in it. (With the stock .022 tone cap)

I've heard that some vintage Juniors came with 500K tone pots and some had 250K...

Can you try both yourself to see which you prefer?
 

asdaven

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Well I got 500K pots sitting around and some .047 and maybe a .033 Orange Drop Capacitor. Im not a fan of dark sounding guitars. But would like variety of adjustment in the tone since theres no neck pickup. So im thinking about juat using a darker cap with the 500K tone pot. Ive heard a 500K pot with a .047 Capacitor is similar to a 250K pot with a .022 capacitor.
 
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