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lidon2001
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Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 538
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:48 am:   Edit Post

I just noticed in the build section a Series circuit using small pots. What compromises are made when using the small pots vs. the larger pots that require the deeper body?

Thanks, Tom

(Message edited by lidon2001 on December 13, 2014)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8346
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:32 pm:   Edit Post

Actually, I think you might have seen the Anniversary electronics with an added 5-pin. BUT you can use the smaller pots with the Series electronics if space requirements dictate.
lidon2001
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Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 539
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica. With my dummy hum cancellor, I still get silly ideas in the middle of the night.

Shirt order just placed. Thanks again.

Tom
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1878
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

I don't know if it's the volume pots that you are talking about, but I just replaced the ancient early 70s volume pots in my Series II equipped Starfire with small volume pots. Apparently they aren't rated for quite as many turns as the larger ones, but they do sound and feel wonderful. So nice to have the scratchiness gone.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8348
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Yup - Edwin is correct about the rotation ratings.
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 308
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post

"Large pots are better than small ones" is a common Internet myth. Pot quality does not correspond to physical size.
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1881
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

Not categorically, but in this case with these specific pots, there is a difference. But my guess is at the age of 53, 50,000 rotations will be sufficient and that I don't need to be concerned about having pots that will cover me for 200,000 rotations.

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