Dating stratocaster pots

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If the serial of an electric guitar is missing or is no longer readable, you can also find the approximate age of the guitar on the basis of the potentiometers. On the potentiometer is a code that gives information about the manufacturer and the year and week when it is made.

EIA code.

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Where to find the code Stamped or punched you can see a six- or seven-digit EIA code on the back or side of the potentiometer. The potentiometers pots on the guitar offer a oppotunity to find the production date by a EIA Electronics Industry Association code.

Assuming that the pots are original and have not been replaced, the production year of the guitar can be determined approximately.

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The EIA code on pots indicates the manufacturer and date when they are made. It is therefore an approximation of the year of manufacture of the guitar, because there is of course a time between the manufacturing date of the potentiometer and its installation on the guitar.

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Also for lesser known brands without a serialthis is a method to determine the approximate production date of a guitar. Often the EIA code cannot be read by the solder on the potentiometer. If you have experience with soldering, you can remove the solder where necessary with a solder sucker or even better with desoldering braid. If you have no experience or confidence, have someone do it for you.

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Serial s. With the potentiometer decoder you can decipher when and by which manufacturer it was made. Potentiometer decoder Enter the EIA code as described in the explanation. Fender amps. Use a soldering iron of approx. The soldering tip preferably of the chisel type, these are more efficient to transfer the heat than a pointed type. Press the braid with the soldering iron on the tin that to be removed and wait until the braid absorbs the tin. Do not forget to solder the connections that have been removed again to the potentiometer. EIA code Where to find the code Stamped or punched you can see a six- or seven-digit EIA code on the back or side of the potentiometer.

Gretsch Samick. The first 3 digits on a pot are the manufacturer code. The last 3 or 4 digits are the date code. With 3 digits, the first digit is the last digit of the year, and the Dating stratocaster pots digit is the week. With 4 digits, the first 2 digits are the last 2 digits of the year. Fender In the 50s, in the Fender guitars and amplifiers, mainly potentiometers of the Stackpole brand were used.

Dating stratocaster pots

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