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Postby David B » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:46 pm

Well the time has come to replace the tired worn out old ICAR pot I my old Vox wha, cleaning doesn't do much good anymore :(
I know there are several replacements available out there such as Black Top Icar & Pro Pot, wondered if anyone has tried these yet and how do the sound?

This looks promising
http://www.art-tone.com/index.asp
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Re: Pot

Postby David B » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:13 pm

Went and ordered the ArtCAR 200K, will report the results and comparison to the original ICAR. The ICAR in my V846 measures around 290K :shock:
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Re: Pot

Postby Brian Wallace » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:52 pm

You can always scrape off some material and make it read 290K if you want. :wink:
Remember....You can fix it with a little extra energy and a positive attitude. ;)
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Re: Pot

Postby David B » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:18 pm

Haven't tried that yet, just scrape & measure as you go?
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Re: Pot

Postby Brian Wallace » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:41 pm

Yup, the technique can be found on the Les Paul forum. I did this to my LP's new volume pot as it was too low of a value.
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Re: Pot

Postby David B » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:32 pm

Think I found it,I'll see how it sounds first.Handy technique to know
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Re: Pot

Postby David B » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:32 pm

Loaded the ArtCAR 200K which measures at 200.4K ! , Actually sounds pretty good with a taper close to the original, not exact but close. I think there is a bit of a tonal difference but I'm too tired to really be sure :? Correction, the original measured 275K, I have another nearly identical Vox wah & the pot in that one measures around 190K so I'll compare in the future..
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Re: Pot

Postby Hamilton » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:01 pm

David, do you still have the link to the LP Forum?

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Re: Pot

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