TAOT Wiring Kit - Gibson Les Paul - Short Shaft - CTS 525K - Orange Drop Capacitors

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Art Of Tone

TAOT Gibson Les Paul® - Short Shaft - CTS TAOT 450S 525K Pots - Orange Drop Caps - 500K

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  • Product Description

    This The Art Of Tone (TAOT) Les Paul® wiring kit is truly an upgrade, containing only name brand parts including our own custom spec. TAOT CTS 525K Pots and New Old Stock - .022uf@400v orange drops capacitors. 

    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) of our custom spec. CTS 450S series 525K Audio Pots (5% Tolerance), short/split, knurled shaft with 2 nuts, lock & dress washer. (short shaft pot threaded bushing is 3/8" tall & 3/8" diameter).
      • 525K Ohms/5% Tolerance (500K -550K)
      • Audio Taper
      • Bakelite base plate
      • Solid brass c-clip reinforced shaft
      • Solid brass bushing
      • 3/8-32 US thread
      • 3/8" (long shaft) bushing height
      • Split, fine 24-tooth knurled 1/4" diameter shaft
      • Each pot comes with hardware - nut, dress washer and lock washer
      • Requires 3/8" diameter mounting hole
    • Two (2) 716P Orange Drop .022uf/400v Paper in Oil 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 #J11, 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)
    • Wiring Diagram

    Please read the following before you order:

    1. As a general rule pre-1977 production Les Paul's, many of the historic reissue Les Paul's, ES series, PRS and Hamer guitars use short 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.
    3. The switchcraft toggle switch comes standard with a flat nut, depending on the thickness of the body of the guitar (this includes most Les Pauls), you may need to use the "vintage-style" deep nut.
    Returns are only accepted on this item if parts are unused.

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