may 2020

How to Install and Maintain Your Guitar's Pots
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When it comes to cosmic tone, it’s critical to have functional potentiometers. Here’s how to install them correctly and keep them ship-shape afterward.

(Originally published March 27, 2020)

Over the last few years, we've discussed the construction of potentiometers and diagnosed several potential problems with these essential, yet sometimes pesky, electric guitar components. (If you missed these, check out “The Trouble with Tribbles" and “Dealing with Knobs and Pots.")

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Ram’s Head-style circuit meets germanium treble booster in a stomp built to deliver Dinosaur Jr.’s wall of sound: The PG Wren and Cuff Garbage Face review.



Rich, complex, and searing Ram’s Head-style tones. Simple but brilliant dual master output section. Effective and versatile treble booster.

Cramped footswitch array.


Wren And Cuff Garbage Face


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