TAOT Wiring Kit - Gibson Les Paul - Long Shaft - CTS 450G 525K Pots - Orange Drop Caps

The Art Of Tone

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TAOT Gibson Les Paul® - 525 Long Shaft - CTS 525KXL Pots - Orange Drop Caps

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  • Product Description

    This wiring kit gives you all the compenents you need to improve the tone of your favorite Les Paul in a moderately priced kit that includes our own custom spec. CTS TAOT 525K pots.

    Why consider 525K pots.  Every pot is manufactured to a "tolerance" this means that it can deviate from the stated spec by a certain percentage and still be considered acceptable.  As an example a standard 500K pot @ 10% tolerance can range between 450K and 550K and still be withing the stated tolerance.   At 10% tolerance these pots can read between 475K and 575K ohms, but at 5% tolerance (included with this kit) these pots will be in what we consider the sweet pot between 500K & 550K. 

    What's included: 

    • Four (4) TAOT CTS 450S Custom Series 525KXL Audio Pots, long/split, knurled shaft with nut, lock & dress washer. (long shaft pot threaded bushing is 3/4" tall & 3/8" diameter).
      • 525K Ohms/5% Tolerance
      • Audio Taper
      • Bakelite base plate
      • Solid brass c-clip reinforced shaft
      • Solid brass bushing
      • 3/8-32 US thread
      • 34" (long shaft) bushing height
      • Split, fine 24-tooth, knurled, 1/4" diameter shaft
      • Chamfered shaft for easier knob installation and removal
      • Each pot comes with hardware - nut, dress washer and lock washer
      • Requires 3/8" diameter mounting hole
      Pot is manufactured and branded by CTS specifically for The Art Of Tone (TAOT), Part # 450S525K TAOT.  
    • Two (2) CDE 716P .022uf Orange Drop Capacitors
    • One (1) Switchcraft long straight toggle switch. Cream colored switch tip included. 
    • One (1) Deep Nut for Switchcraft switch. Please see note #3 below regarding nut for switch
    • One (1) Switchcraft #11, 1/4" Mono Jack
    • Five feet vintage-style braided shielded single conductor wire (for wiring switch & jack)
    • Approximately 14" of vintage-style 7-strand, pre-tinned, 22 awg black cloth push back wire (for grounding pots)
    • Approximately 14" 20 awg buss wire (for grounding switch, can also be used to ground pots)

    A great kit for the money.

    Please read the following before you order:
    1. As a general rule post-1977 production Les Paul's (with a control plate), excluding historic reissue Les Paul's, use long shaft pots. If you are uncertain whether your guitar uses short (3/8") or long
    (3/4") shaft  pots, please double check before you order. 
    2. All parts in this kit use American not metric sizing.  If you own an imported guitar (e.g. Japan, China, Mexico, etc.) the pots, switch and jack in this kit will not fit your guitar without enlarging the openings to 3/8" diameter.
    3. The switchcraft toggle switch comes standard with a flat and a deep nut, depending on the thickness of the body of the guitar (this includes most Les Pauls), you may need to use the deep nut.
    Returns are only accepted on this item if all parts are unused.

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