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Reading pot codes How to read pot codes, and what they mean An early s pot from a Gibson guitar. Once decoded, the writing on the back or sides can be very informative If you've been reading articles about dating a vintage guitar, you may well have come across mention of pot codes. The pots, or potentiometers to give their full name, are the variable resistors that control volume and tone. Better quality pots are often stamped with a number of codes; typically part numbers, date of production, manufacturers codes and resistance values.
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The action of the pots seems to be of lower quality with a slight 'scratchy' feel when rotating. I have what I call 'genuine' CTS pots to compare these with What I call my 'real' CTS pots have an 'indent' or recess cavity in the center back of pot.
Notice the pot code which indicates that it was made by CTS in the 19th week of Just like the basses themselves, the potentiometers the volume and tone dials have certain codes stamped into them that can provide useful information. These are an invaluable tool for dating vintage Gibson Instruments. The Gibson serial number system can be very difficult to interpret to say the least - whilst the pot codes had a simple system in which the date of manufacture was encoded into the numbers stamped into the casing. Usually on the back, as shown in the picture here, or sometimes on the side. CTS codes are in the format year-week.