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10K Ohm Potentiometer 1/4" Shaft
Question about audio, linear, and/or bias potentiometers
For a Danelectro nifty fifty amplifier I need A10K, B10K and B10K pots (they are mini). I believe the A10k are 'audio' pots, but what are the 'B' #bias?# pots? Are they the same as 'linear'? Or please give me more info on what type to get. If 'mini' are not available I may try standard size... thanks!
I don't know about that amp, however most pots are linear or audio taper. You can test them with a analog ohm meter. Set the meter to 10k ohms or grater and rotate the pot. If the meter swings in proportion with the rotation of the pot than it is linear, if the meter swings at an accelerated rate than it is audio taper. Manufactures don't necessarily abbreviate for reality meaning A may not mean audio so B would just have the meaning "different than A". So as they assemble, A goes in this spot and B goes here. That being said, A is most likely different than B. If A is a volume pot than it most likely is audio taper and the B's are linear. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2012-05-29