Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane

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VV1977
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Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm

Hello, just wanted to check if anyone here had changed the volume and tone pots on their Vigier Shawn Lane to 500K.
Would be interested to hear about pros and cons sound wise and if this was a recommended upgrade.

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marcwormjim
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:46 pm

It’s only an upgrade if you know you prefer 500k pots - No pros or cons. It seems many SL owners find the Air Classic and 1M volume pot to be too far from their personal tastes; so replacing the pickups and pots seems to be a common mod. If you find yourself preferring the sound of a different superstrat to your SL, go ahead and try those guts in the SL.
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:04 am

Thank you for the comment  :) I think I'll be keeping everything stock. I do find the range of tones from the 1meg pots quite nice.
A lot of bite at 10 on the volume pot but as soon as rolled off there is a huge range of nice sounds (same for the tone pot).
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Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:27 am

Remember that you can also modify the taper and behavior of the stock pots through experimenting with treble bleed values, 50s wiring, etc. - Unless you’re specifically wanting to avoid modifying from stock unless necessary.
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