1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher LapSteel Volume Pot ID

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1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher LapSteel Volume Pot ID

Postby (PamiSueBaru) » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:35 am

What is the ohm resistance rating in the Centralab volume pot of a 1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher Lap steel. Where can I find an identical, working, vintage Centralab volume pot for a replacement? Where can I find a contemporary volume pot that would serve just as well and have the same tone. Thanks for your help.
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Re: 1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher LapSteel Volume Pot ID

Postby (Tele295) » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:01 pm

I’m researching the same issue. I think it’s 100k, but I’m trying to verify that
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Re: 1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher LapSteel Volume Pot ID

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:06 pm

I have a '37 Model 59. Is there a way I can identify it for you without desoldering anything?
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Re: 1937 Model 59 Rickenbacher LapSteel Volume Pot ID

Postby (espidog) » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:27 pm

Because of the way it's wired, Jason, no you can't measure it in circuit: the pickup would load it down. According to this schematic, it should be a 500k audio taper pot. Any decent quality carbon track pot should suffice as a replacement.

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That schem was referenced in this thread from RRF:

http://www.rickresource.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=393856
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