Pot code question?

Lonn

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Jul 6, 2014
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Carmel IN
I picked up a beat up bass case and found these 2 pots inside. If I'm trying to date them do I use the 032367 number or the 137-7405?

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Lonn

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Jul 6, 2014
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Carmel IN
Cool. One of them rotates freely and the other rotates but with considerable friction. Probably explains why that one's in a case instead of in a guitar. I'll find out if they work or not.
 

Wound_Up

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Jan 23, 2020
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NW LA
137-7405 is the mfg code and date code IIRC.

CTS pot mfg'd on the 5th week of 1974.


134 is Centralab
137 is CTS
304 is Stackpole.

So 304-7116, for example, would be a Stackpole pot mfg'd the 16th week of 1971

032367 is the part #

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Wound_Up

You can call me Duane 😁
Jan 23, 2020
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NW LA
137-7405 comes back with this. View attachment 567659
If that's from the guitar dater thing everybody likes to use, I'd be just as wary of using it as I am of the "guitar dater" portion of it. You can decode the pots yourself without the need for that. Since it's not an actual database but just a decoder, it isn't guaranteed to give accurate results. GIGO, in other words.
 

Lonn

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Jul 6, 2014
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Carmel IN
If anyone's interested in them shoot me $30 PayPal and they're yours. Both of them move freely although the one attached to the jack has more resistance.

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