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Replacing Pots on fender amp
Old 3 weeks ago
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Replacing Pots on fender amp

Hi Everyone,
I'm thinking about replacing the pots on my mates Fender FM212R amp, as the pot shafts have snapped off most likely to old age.

I've looked around on the internet for the right pot values/types but can not find anywhere that sells enough of the types I need.

My question is: Are the exact resistance values needed for replacing these types of pots. Can I just get any old pots?

Thanks,
Lloyd
Old 3 weeks ago
  #2
Depends on which ones have snapped off, but generally yes, you need to replace them with the same values.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Lloydotheweirdo View Post
Hi Everyone,
I'm thinking about replacing the pots on my mates Fender FM212R amp, as the pot shafts have snapped off most likely to old age.

I've looked around on the internet for the right pot values/types but can not find anywhere that sells enough of the types I need.

My question is: Are the exact resistance values needed for replacing these types of pots. Can I just get any old pots?

Thanks,
Lloyd
Generally speaking, no, you can't use any old pots. You not only need the correct value, you also need the correct taper. I don't know about your amp, but some Fender amps have odd things like reverse taper pots in some positions.
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