Difference between CTS and standard pots

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Limey's what? Is it grocer's apostrophe season again?
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    what I think is amusing is when I meet someone taller than me and have to look up. Really odd.

    And no height challenged issues with anyone. Balsa chopsticks on the other hand.....
     
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    Let me guess, the stool is made of bamboo?!?
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to be short with you... oops, maybe that was a bad choice of words. :oops:
     
  5. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    tone wood
     
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    Where does balsa wood come from? Nobody ever says, I’m gonna take a trip to the balsa wood forest.
     
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    Touch. That’s French for touché. :)
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    I always thought it was from the model airplane factory
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    LOL :D
     
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  10. BlurgyWurgyWibble

    BlurgyWurgyWibble Strat-O-Master

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    Life long CTS user here. I recently started buying Alphas and Bourns for panel mounting and discovered that current production is superior to CTS in every way I measure (torque, taper and general tactile quality). Alphas win by a hair. The pot condoms are pretty good.
     
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    I wonder how many people will get it?
     
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    It was supposed to say “lovely” but evidently that type of language isn’t appreciated around here.
     
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    I use Pao Ferro chopsticks that I buy by the hundred at the dollar store. They end up there because of, well... online forums, you know.
     
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    +1. There is some ‘overthinking it’ in this thread.
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Just to add.....
    My Bourns push/pull pots have arrived today and the difference between these and the last ones I bought (Alpha) is huge !
    They feel 3 times the weight, the resistance (feel) of the pot turn is perfect and the switches are even better with a definitive pull and push action that feels so positive and precise.
    I'll need to go back to soldering skool if I mess these up!!
     
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    Tall people are the first to get rained upon.
     
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    Under it, shirley?
     
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    Case in point.
     
  20. Roger66

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    All I know about CTS pots are they are of high quality, but the little plastic tab that holds the solder lugs on breaks way too easily. You COULD put a CTS or other brand pull pot on it to activate the neck pickup, so you can use all 3 pups. Tons of things you can do with pull pots. Out of Phase, Series/Parallel, Coil Taps, Kill Switch, etc. Have fun.