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Old 16th November 2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Left Handed Les Paul 500K Pots?????

Hi Everybody,

Does anyune have an idea on where I can get 500K Reverse Taper Long Shaft Pots for a Left Handed Gibson Les Paul? (I need 4)

CTS makes nice Pots and many recommend them for guitars, so if they can be CTS, even better. But if not, any decent brand for electric guitars would be appreciated!

BTW, these are for a friend in Portugal, so Europe would be great but anywhere will do!

Thank you all!

Regards//Keith
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Old 16th November 2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old 16th November 2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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Hi Minion,

Thanks, but they don't look suitable for a Les Paul.

Here is a link to clockwise taper pots for the Les Paul. I just need them to be Reverse Taper, just like these: http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...7_2028_4196505

http://yhst-50206111187217.stores.ya...h50aupotf.html

500K, either 4 Audio Taper or 2 Linear Taper and 2 Audio Taper but this size, length and split shaft for the Gibson knobs!

Thanks!

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Old 17th November 2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Hi, perhaps this solution sounds stupid but if you connect the pot in a reverse way (inverting the two extremes and leaving the center connection without any change) the pot will work for a lefty player...
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Old 17th November 2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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Hi,

There is no such thing as a left handed guitar potentiometer.
Right and left handed parts are same, (but different layouts).
The sense of rotation (clockwise being more/most) is retained.

Log taper pots do not work correctly with reverse connections.
Linear pots with log faking resistors can be connected either way.

/sreten.

A lefty.
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Old 17th November 2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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Hi sreten,

Take a look at these: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pro...Audio_Pot.html

Left handed Pots for guitars that mount in a pickguard like a Stratocaster (3/8" threaded shaft). If you have a Strat or Tellecaster or....... you can now have a truly left handed guitar!

Poor Lefty! LOL

The Les Paul mounts through the maple face of the body and requires 3/4" threaded shaft of that exact configuration in the above link!

So close.... yet.... so far!

BTW, what do you play? I have a BC Rich Eagle and a Taylor Acoustic.

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Old 18th November 2008, 11:32 AM   #7
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Hi,

I'm not denying the existence of reverse taper potentiometers.

All I was saying is left and right handed guitars have the same parts.

e.g. Volume is usualy clockwise for more, and usualy simple tone
controls have "full" effect anti-clockwise with more treble as you
go clockwise.

The only left-handed specific instance I can think of is the Strat
mod with the volume at the top for little finger tremelo effects.

/sreten.

I play bass in a fashion, main bass in an original japanese Yahama BB1100S.

Click the image to open in full size.

Like the above, but a lefty and a replacement solid black bridge.
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Old 6th December 2008, 06:38 AM   #8
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Hi there, I guess you and me suffer from a lack of variety of guitar goods.

Im not a lefty but when I changed the pots on one of my guitars found out that the shaft was longer than needed...solution cut the shaft but take into consideration another thing... the height of the thread...if its to short it will not work.

HTH.

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Old 5th January 2009, 02:58 AM   #9
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sreten is right. There is no need to use a reverse taper pot. The pots turn the same way on a left-handed guitars. No need to have mirror image electronics.
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