Dating DeArmond Products and Components

Original set of Centralab K potentiometers for Gibson guitars. Excellent vintage condition. Very clean. This listing is for four 4 pots. The two volume pots are solid shaft. The two tone pots are split shaft. This is a factory matched set as all four pots were removed from the same guitar, a project grade Gibson ESD. Each pot has been tested and all are in good working order Pots all turn freely and smoothly

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When dating an instrument by the ‘pot code,’ keep two things in mind: The potentiometers must be original to the piece (new solder, or a date code that is off by.

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1956 Gibson Centralab Pots 500K Les Paul Standard Goldtop Custom Special Junior ES-175 1955

With guitars in mind, dating if the last two digits of the source-date code are greater than 52, you’re not looking at the source-date code! Also it’s worth mentioning:. Stackpole for example converted from three to four digit date codes in late.

These are an invaluable tool for dating vintage Gibson Instruments. For example a Centralab pot with code would indicate a production date of the.

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Gibson Centralab k Tone Pot Date Code: from , 35th Week, Measured Resistance: k. Complete w/Washers & Nut Here is a vintage.

Many tens of thousands of products were manufactured by the various DeArmond companies over more than four decades. In order to verify the date of manufacture for guarantee purposes, some products had their production date month, day and year rubber-stamped or handwritten internally during manufacture. The rubber-stamped items included FH pickups and effects pedals. Some FH pickups had the last two digits of the year of manufacture stamped on the small metal tab normally covered by a black plastic sleeve.

The Company name was also stamped on the underside of some products and while not as accurate as a precise date, this at least establishes a period. See Company History page for more information on Company name evolution.

Vintage 1956 Gibson EM-200 Florentine Electric Mandolin

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To my shock, when I googled “Centralab Pot” I couldn’t believe the prices I saw for vintage pots-mine is Is this REAL? Also, curiously, this.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. File information. Structured data. Captions English Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents. All are K audio logarithmic taper; all have short split knurled brass shafts. The Centralab cans have two turn stop indents; the CTS have one.


Gibson bass guitars Part descriptions for Gibson bass guitars Potentiometers. 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.

You won’t find a 60 date code in a 58, however. Pot codes have 6 or 7 digits. Gibson generally used pots made by Centralab from 58 to The.

If you’ve been reading articles about dating a vintage guitar, you may well have come across mention of pot codes, and the concept of using pot codes to date your guitar. 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.

Many pots don’t carry all of this information, but the better quality guitars produced in America regularly do. So where are these codes? Normally they are stamped or inked onto the back or sides of the pot. So reading them will require opening control cavities, removing scratchplates, or in the case of a semi acoustic, removing the pots entirely. Codes can be worn, obscured by solder and other components, or simply very small. Finding them is not always easy; this is obviously not something for the faint-hearted, but once performed a few times, nowhere near as daunting as it might at first seem.

There are many exceptions and variations to the general rules described below, some of which are highlighted in the examples at the end. But read on, dating a vintage guitar with pot codes is sometimes more reliable than dating with serial numbers!

1957 Gibson Centralab 500K Pots & .022 Bumblebees 134750 Side Code, Excellent, $900.00

Nice clean set of unmolested PAFs. Note how clean the solder is and how perfectly straight the edges of the cover are. Unmolested pickups will usually have no flux around the solder and the solder will be duller than new solder would be. It can be hard to tell the orange poly windings from the purple enamel coated ones in a flash photo but these are the purple ones-more brown really.

The red ones are very coppery looking.

The EIA code on pots indicates the manufacturer and date when they are made. Gibson has therefore switched to pots from CTS and later on CentraLab.

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This is harness. The bumblebees are the Mylar type. The black tubing was added except by the jack. Some harnesses have no insulation some do. These are Centralab pots-the date code is on the side on three of them.

This does not answer your question specifically, but I have some Centralab pots in a Fender. I can’t date them due to solder.

Since I primarily collect amps by Fender, and guitars by Gibson, Fender, Martin, National, Epiphone, Gretsch and Rickenbacker, I really can’t help them with these other less popular brands. As you have probably noticed, there is plenty of information here to help date the brands that I am interested in. But where does that leave everyone else? Well I’m not one to leave you out in the informational cold, so here’s something that I use quite often in dating amplifiers and electric guitars. It’s called the “source-date code”, and it can help determine the approximate age of an electric instrument by the date its components were manufactured.

Source-Date Codes On American made vintage gear, the pots and speakers provide an excellent opportunity to date a piece of equipment by referencing their “source-date code”. The source-date code found on pots and speakers gives the manufacturer and date roughly when the components were made.

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