Q re: reversed volume control

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Apostata, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Apostata

    Apostata New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm not an experienced guitarist (insofar as when it comes to anything beyond the actual playing I'm still learning the ins and outs) but I had a question relating to something I saw on another thread, and I thought I'd post it here without diverting the conversation on the other one.

    I came to discover that the bridge volume control on my Riviera P93 is reversed (zero is 10 and 10 is zero). I chalked this up to a mistake that might have been made during a repair (I got mine second-hand, so I have no clue). However, I'm wondering whether there is an intentional reason -- either to get a certain tone or something else -- why this was done.

    Cheers and thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. TheKat

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    The volume pots should have a logarithmic taper (eg 500k A), so it matters "which way around" a pot is wired. However, unless this is a pot with a reverse logarithmic taper, the way it works shouldn't be very satisfying.
     
  3. Apostata

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    So...a mistake then?
     
  4. TheKat

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    Yeah. No difference for 0 or 10, but a different way of getting louder in between.
     
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    Sounds like maybe a left-handed guitar's pot got installed, maybe...
     
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  6. Old Woody

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    If you turn the volume pot clockwise and the volume increases then it's working properly and the problem is just a funky knob.
     
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