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Author Topic: Need to replace Tone pot on T14 bass but don't know what pot to purchase  (Read 2057 times)

Offline Stratman01

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I am helping a friend of mine, that I go to church with, fix his bass. He has a T14  four string with 2 volume knobs and a tone knob. The tone knob is cutting in and out and there is also a wire hanging loose. Can anyone tell me which tone pot to buy and does anyone have a wiring diagram for this bass? Thank you very much for your help!

Offline Tony Raven

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First, fix the wiring. If one wire's busted, then two/three could be about to fall off.

Then, clean the pots. First, just turn 'em back & forth like a few dozen times each to see if that clears the crud off the resistive element.

If not, consider giving each a blast of Caif DeoxIT, then repeating the previous step.

If that doesn't work, then measure resistance with a $10 VOM, or just read what's stamped on the pot's shell. Seems like 250K is pretty much the standard for passive bass circuitry, & there's no good reason to pay more than $7.95 (Musician's Friend). Get linear taper, of course.
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