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Gibson guitar potentiometer database

Find pots by guitar, or correct guitar model by partnumber

This Gibson pot database contains part numbers with respective models for all Gibsons from the early 1960s until the early 1980s as described in the various replacement parts lists distributed by Gibson.

As always with Gibson, there a probably many vintage guitars that don't conform to the catalogue descriptions, which are often incomplete and may even contain errors.

Gibson pots are NOT all the same. Most 60s-70s Gibson potentiometers were made by CTS (Chicago Telephone Company), although other manufacturers did also supply pots to Gibsom. Pots usually have several identification numbers. One is the manufacturers id code with date, and another is the Gibson part number. The manufacturers code has six (1950s) or seven digits, starting with 137 (CTS) or 134 (Centralab), and ending in format y/ww or yy/ww [where y is the year, and w is the week of the year]

Pots are marked on their backs or their sides.

Click on the links below to get guitar info for your pot, or pot info for your guitar
Gibson part number Guitars Basses Acoustic & doublenecks
70009
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70020
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70021
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70022
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70023
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70024
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70026
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70027
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70028
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70029
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70031
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70033
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70034
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70035
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70036
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70041
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70960
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70975
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70976
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70977
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70981
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70982
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70983
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70987
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70988
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70989
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71079
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71130
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71131
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71137
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71141
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71195
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71258
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71270
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C-70-05675-0
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CBA-5124
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CBA-811-1053
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CBA-811-1158
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CBA-811-1831
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CBA-811-3701
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CBA-811-3703
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CBA-811-3707
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CBA-812-1334
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335-S
Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel Custom
Byrdland
Crest
ES Artist
ES-120T
ES-125C
ES-125CD
ES-125T 3/4
ES-125TD
ES-140T
ES-150DC
ES-175
ES-175 Charlie Christian
ES-175D
ES-225T
ES-225TD
ES-320
ES-325
ES-330T
ES-330TD
ES-335 Pro
ES-335-12
ES-335TD
ES-340TD
ES-345TD
ES-347TD
ES-350TD
ES-355TD
ES-355TD-SV
ES-5 switchmaster
Explorer
Explorer II
Firebird I
Firebird III
Firebird V
Firebird V-12
Firebird VII
Flying V
Flying V II
Howard Roberts
Howard Roberts Artist
Howard Roberts Custom
Howard Roberts Fusion
Johnny Smith
Johnny Smith Double
Kalamazoo Award
L-5 CES
L5-S
L6-S Custom
L6-S Deluxe
Les Paul Anniversary
Les Paul Artisan
Les Paul Artist
Les Paul Custom
Les Paul Deluxe
Les Paul Pro
Les Paul Recording
Les Paul Signature
Les Paul Special 55
Les Paul Special Double Cut
Les Paul Standard
LP80
Marauder
Melody Maker
Melody Maker 3/4
Melody Maker Double
RD Artist
RD Custom
RD Standard
S-1
SG custom
SG deluxe
SG Jr
SG professional
SG special
SG standard
SG TV
SG-100
SG-200
SG-250
Sonex-180 custom
Sonex-180 deluxe
Sonex-180 standard
Super 400 CES
Super V BJB
Super V CES
Tal Farlow
The Paul
The SG
Trini Lopez Deluxe
Trini Lopez Standard
EB-0
EB-2
EB-2D
EB-3
EB-4L
EB-6
EB-OF
Grabber G1
Grabber G3
L9-S Ripper
Les Paul
Les Paul Signature
Les Paul Triumph
RD Artist
RD Standard
SB-300
SB-400
Thunderbird II
Thunderbird IV
Victory Custom
B25-12
Double mandolin
EBSF-1250
EDS-1275
Gospel
J-160E
SJN

Discrepencies

Some models seem to conform to the part lists, some differ WIDELY. I have seen many seemingly-original pots with codes that do not follow the typical Gibson numbering, and many that just do not conform to the correct resistance values as described in the schematics. Gibson, no doubt, used parts that were available, and no doubt CTS and other pot supply companies shipped replacement parts from time to time. As with all Gibson rules, these should not be treated as absolute. If you want to discuss or add data provided here, please start a thread in the guitar repair section of the forum



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