Dating fender cts pots

Then it clicks in at 10 (full clockwise) and removes the capacitor and pot from the circuit.

The only load is on the volume pot, hence the name No Load".

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The first digit is supposed to reflect the year of manufacture, but there are major overlaps in this regard, and . An important thing to look for are the matching serial number stickers in the neck pocket and on the pickguard.

S7 5 digits = 1977-1978 S8 5 digits = 1977-1978 - I have seen a 1982 Strat with an S8 decal S9 5 digits = 1978-1982 E0 5 digits = 1979-1982 E1 5 digits = 1980-1982 Be especially careful with '79 Strats.

Most Natural and Sunburts finished guitars seem to be three-piece bodies, painted ones may be more.

Necks are Maple, and are constructed from one complete piece if they have a Maple fingerboard.

First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.

The '*' represents a middle digit that is either an 'X', a '-' or something that resembles a '1/2' or '1/4' fraction.Neck Configuration Codes: 00 = Rosewood fingerboard 01 = Rosewood fingerboard 02 = Maple fingerboard 03 = Maple fingerboard Neck & Body Stamps: WWYD Example: 0304 - Basically the same as the date portion of the nine digit neck stamp although in black ink.They seem to be found on the bottom of the neck heel, as well as in the neck pocket of the body, or even just stamped on the front under the pickguard on Natural finished guitars.The first three digits refer to the manufacturer, CTS.The last four are broken up into pairs, where the first two, 78, stand for 1978 and the last two stand for the week, which is the 18th.So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.

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