Long split shaft or short split shaft Pot?

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  1. thetourist

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    Noob here, which type of pots do I need if I'm planning to switch out the pots in my RG8 for a coil split sound with new pickups? I can see one is longer/bigger than the other, or is there more to the difference than meets the eye? I'd greatly appreciate any help.
     
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    If you dont have any pickguard on the thing (I did that mod with mine before I sold it) then I imagine standard length would be fine. Headsup if its easier, you can get Push/Push coil tap pots. I always preferred those because sometimes gripping the knob (wahey) whilst sweaty on stage was too difficult haha.
     
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    Short shaft works, and just barely is long enough with a pickguard on (my rg8 has a pickguard and I put a short shaft CTS in it)

    But long shaft, you can just get another nut and put it on the shaft on the cavity side of the pot, to set how tall you want it.

    Either works, really.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, short shaft it is.
     
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    DOH....why did I never think of that hahaha
     

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