Cts potentiometer dating
Each CTS pot includes a flat washer, lock washer, and two hex mounting nuts for custom height adjustment on a pickguard or control plate.
500K pots are standard controls for humbuckers, and 250Ks are usually used for single-coil pickups.
When dating an instrument by the ‘pot code,’ keep two things in mind: The potentiometers must be original to the piece (new solder, or a date code that is off by ten or more years is a good giveaway to spot replacement pots); and the pot code only indicates when the potentiometer was manufactured!
If the pot is an original, it indicates a date before which the guitar could not have been built – so it’s always a good idea to have extra reference material around.
When dating an instrument by the ‘pot code’ keep two things in mind: 1: The potentiometers must be original to the piece (new solder, or a date code that is off by ten or more years is a good giveaway to spot replacement pots).
Women’s Atlanta Falcons Klew Black Gradient Leggings, Women’s Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Nike Gray Game Jersey cheap nfl jerseys Stamped on every potentiometer (volume and tone pots) is a six- or seven-digit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year.
Finally, a word of caution: This method applies only to American made pots and not all potentiometer manufacturers subscribed to the EIA source code date.
If the code does not fit the criteria on this page, you will have to investigate further on the web to find the manufacturer of that model pot to help date your guitar.
The 4th and 5th digits yy in a 7-digit mmmyyww code correspond to the last 2 digits of the year of manufacture.
The final 2-digits ww in a 6-digit mmmyww code or a 7-digit mmmyyww code correspond to the week of the year in which the pot was made.