Dating stackpole pots

dating stackpole pots

How do you date a pot pot?

Pot dates are a useful tool in guitar dating, but should always be used in conjunction with other known factors, such as hardware changes and serial numbers. Resistance values are normally listed. 250k, 500k and 1 Meg (1000k) being the most common. The taper of a pot describe how the resistance changes with the turning of the pot.

What years did Fender use Stackpole pots?

Stackpole pot as fitted to a 1971 Fender Telecaster. Fender Centralab and CTS pots, but used Stackpole widely in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 1973 CTS pot as fitted to a Fender Musicmaster bass. Note this is the same part number as the 1971 Stackpole pot above, although now produced by CTS.

What is A potpot date?

Pot dates are a useful tool in guitar dating, but should always be used in conjunction with other known factors, such as hardware changes and serial numbers. Resistance values and taper Resistance values are normally listed. 250k, 500k and 1 Meg (1000k) being the most common.

What are pot codes and how do you date a guitar?

If youve been reading articles about dating a vintage guitar, you may well have come across mention of pot codes, and the concept of using pot codes to date your guitar. The pots, or potentiometers to give their full name, are the variable resistors that control volume and tone.

Can I change the date of my pot?

Yes you can do this from the Pot settings. Login to your Collection Pot account, locate the Pot in the ‘your pots’ section and then click on ‘settings’. Then you can select a later date/time and your Pot will be extended once you have saved the changes.

How do you date a teapot?

After the 1700s, teapots began to take the pear shape. By the 1800s, teapots took straight sides. After that, they went back to the round shape, but this time they were fatter than those made before the 1700s. Another way of dating teapots is to look at features.

How do I redeem a pot?

Login to your Collection Pot account Find the Pot in your dashboard. If it has closed and is ready to redeem, it will have a ‘redeem pot’ button. Click this to start the process. The Pot page loads. You will see a “redeem button” which takes you to the product catalogue

How do I know if the pot has been claimed?

If the pot is greyed out and has the word ‘claimed’ next to the total raised figure, the Pot has been claimed by your recipient If you see ‘send reminder’ next to the Pot, this means it hasn’t been claimed yet by your recipient

How to read guitar pot codes?

Reading pot codes 1 Part numbers. Many pots do not have part numbers, but the larger guitar manufacturers did list pots by part number in their spare parts manuals. 2 Manufacturers codes. ... 3 Production dates. ... 4 Resistance values and taper. ...

How can I tell how old a guitar is by its potentiometer?

With the potentiometer decoder you can decipher when and by which manufacturer it was made. The potentiometers (pots) on the guitar offer a possibility to date the age by their source code. Assuming that the pots are original and therefore have not been replaced. The source code on pots indicates the manufacturer and date when they are made.

How do I find the production date of my guitar?

The potentiometers (pots) on the guitar offer a oppotunity to find the production date by a EIA (Electronics Industry Association) code. Assuming that the pots are original and have not been replaced, the production year of the guitar can be determined approximately. The EIA code on pots indicates the manufacturer and date when they are made.

What is the date on a pot code?

For example, a pot labelled TL 1MΩ LOG 462 had the numeric date code 462 (46th week of 1962 NOT 4th week of 62), and the alphabetical code TL (T = 1962, L= November). Pot dates can be a useful tool in dating guitars. But remember this is the date that the potentiometer was produced.

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