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Eric
07-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Hello,

With the Element UST, is it possible to remove the soundhole-mounted volume wheel and replace it with a conventional volume pot? I sometimes have the need for a soundhole feedback buster but would still like to have an onboard volume, if possible.

If so, what value? 25K, 250K, etc.? Thanks

Caleb_Elling
07-18-2011, 04:28 PM
Hi Eric,
My name is Caleb and I'm part of the support team here at LR Baggs.
I'm sure that you know this, but any modification to your EAS will result in a Void Warranty.

With that said, the Pot Value for the EAS Volume is 20k. I know that a 20k pot is somewhat difficult to find, so a 25k pot would be sufficient. The pot on the EAS is also upside-down; so if you decided to use a linear pot, you would want to wire it backwards.

How are you thinking about mounting your traditional volume pot?

Eric
07-19-2011, 03:20 AM
Hi Caleb,

Thanks for your response. One idea I had was to drill a small hole on the upper bout somewhere, like where a typical onboard "barn door" preamp is mounted. But between the idea of that and of voiding the warranty, I'm probably backing off this idea! I emailed customer service months ago with a similar question -- about simply removing the control altogether -- so I might do that, or just tuck it away.

danny
12-29-2011, 07:31 AM
cut small notch in feed back buster works great for me

Hi Caleb,

Thanks for your response. One idea I had was to drill a small hole on the upper bout somewhere, like where a typical onboard "barn door" preamp is mounted. But between the idea of that and of voiding the warranty, I'm probably backing off this idea! I emailed customer service months ago with a similar question -- about simply removing the control altogether -- so I might do that, or just tuck it away.

Bryan McManus
12-29-2011, 08:40 AM
Hi all,

Bryan here in LR Baggs technical support. email [email protected] to request a diagram for volume and optional parallel tone pot wiring.