Seeking advice on the Squier Cabronita non Bigsby pot swap

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by Don21480, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Don21480

    Don21480 Squier Talker

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    Feb 8, 2020
    North Carolina
    i recently found a “closet classic” cabronita - literally in a guys closet since 2013 ! Anyhow I’m getting a setup and a bone nut from my local guitar tech and i’m debating the swap of the 250k pot for a 500k while it’s there. I don’t want this guitar to sound like a traditional Tele because I have an awesome traditional Tele and I’m going to use this for recording so a jazzier thicker tone would be preferred - any advice on whether I should change to a 500k?
     
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  2. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
  3. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Freedonia
    It’s not just a pot, there’s additional circuitry on that little board on the pot.


    *edit*
    While my Cab had the circuit board volume control (and I remember discussing it on TDPRI that some others did as well), research indicates that all of them did not, many have regular pots.
    I really liked my CAB, except for the candy coated neck, and it’s narrowness at the nut (why I no longer have any Squier Tele’s). It’s a great guitar. Had I kept it, I would have done a concentric Volume/Tone, and kept the simple look.
     
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  4. Don21480

    Don21480 Squier Talker

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    Feb 8, 2020
    North Carolina
    I forgot to mention the installation of a Switchcraft 3 way switch and jack are happening anyway so if I keep the 25ok pot I will change out the mini alpha 25ok pot for a Emerson 25ok regular size. So no-one feels the 500k pot in the squire cabronita is a necessity? I thinks it sounds great with the 25o but I've never heard one with a 500k so I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
     
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  5. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    so the jack and the switch are damaged too?
     
  6. Don21480

    Don21480 Squier Talker

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    Feb 8, 2020
    North Carolina
    No - no damage just upgrading while its in the shop for the new nut. They function fine but I generally upgrade all my guitars and basses pots jacks and switches.
     
  7. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    With a 500k pot the guitar's sound would be a bit brighter, but you said you prefer a "jazzier thicker tone".
     
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  8. Don21480

    Don21480 Squier Talker

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    Feb 8, 2020
    North Carolina
    Yes that's correct - a jazzier thicker tone is my preference for this guitar. I don't need brighter but wondered if it would be more open and fuller sounding with the 500k
     
  9. Mr Bones

    Mr Bones Squier-holic

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    Oct 17, 2019
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    Two-fitty kay pot, trust me...;)
     
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  10. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    The Cab and a traditional Tele have two totally different tones. Many actually prefer the Squier Fidelitron pups over the Fender version. Regardless, I was pleased and never had a desire to change the electronics.
     
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