Im pretty sure the four digit numbers are date codes (YYWW) so it looks as if the pots. CTS own codes for their 450 G guitar pots are like this. The pot codes read R137931 440 70035 A. According to the. According to the pot-dater site this means they were made by the CTS company.
Better quality pots are often stamped with a number of codes. Stackpole and CTS made the pots in large runs also, so they have. The first 3 digits on a pot, or the first 2, 3 or 4 digits on a speaker are the source or manufacturer code. The remaining 3 or 4 digits are the date code. In 3 digit. The source-date code on a pot is a 6 or 7 digit code impressed into the casing of the potentiometer. For speakers this code can be 5, 6, 7 or 8 digits long, and its ink-stamped or paint-stamped on the bell housing of the speaker. Dating a vintage guitar can be difficult, but deciphering the potentiometer codes can. One has a code of 1376902 (CTS pot, 2nd week of 1969), another has. Speakers, pots, and transformers all carry a six or seven digit code that contains a. Common Magnatone suppliers had the following EIA codes CTS(137),. Ive been trying to date my 70s SG since I got it in 79, without any luck, Ive been to. The pots will have date codes on them and you will be able to tell what year it was made.. CTS Corporation (Chicago Telephone Supply) MANUFACTURER, DATE CODE AND PART NUMBER 1376642 032367 250K A.. VINTAGE 1966 CTS 250K FENDER BASS AND TELECASTER POT IN.
Hi All, Ive never been an expert on pot codes, but now find myself on the search for some. 137 - CTS. I have found that with House Brand guitars such as Silvertone, sometimes pot-code dating is a good way to zero in on. Ok, switching out my CTS Volume pots for RS Super Pots, and the tone pots. Join Date Aug 2002 Location Cincinnati, Oh. USA Posts 3,665. Buy Fender Original 250k Splitshaft Potentiometer, Volume or Tone Electronics - Amazon.com FREE. Date first available at Amazon.com, I thought CTS pots had a 7 digit code of 137xxxx with las two digits. of the equipment (other date codes), and when it was likely manufactured. Fender Amplifier Date Codes. 137xxx, CTS. So if the number on your potentiometer is 304728 it is decoded like this 304 is the Stackpole manufacturers. The most common company codes are 137 CTS 304 Stackpole 140 Clarostat 134. When dating an instrument by the pot code, keep two things in mind The. Pot codes are probably the most accurate way to date an LP from this.. Pot from Les Paul Custom manufactured by CTS in 30th week of 1978.