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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:37 am    Post subject: 500/7 Wiring Diagram / Pots  Reply with quote

Hi everyone.

I have a '66 Hofner Verithin (No. 647) that I have owned since '96.
When it was bought, I had to get the neck re-shaped as it had slightly bent at the point beyond where the truss rod ends. It was done by Real Guitars when they were located in Hawthron. Plays beautifully now.

The electrics on it have gone a bit off - bridge pickup pot has seemed to corrode, so I thought I'd replace the lot, except pickups.

Could someone confirm what the values of the pots are, as I'm reading 250K for tone, 500K for volume, but the schemetic on here is saying 250K for all of them.

Other than being a total bitch to access the pots, has anyone go some tips on how to get them back in without going crazy??

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day Anthony, welcome to the forum

First off, congrats on owning a Verithin. The '66 is a really nice guitar. Try cleaning the pickups before you bin them, a good spray of an electrical solvent cleaner may well fix them, there isn't much to go wrong inside them the usual problem is the shaft seizing.
As to access, yes it's a real pain. I use a technique based on a bit of stiff wire. Poke it through the pot hole, use a bit of Gaffa tape to tape the wire to the shaft of the pot and then pull gently. This works for me, and I've done dozens of pots this way. The wire that goes to the tailpiece from the jack socket is really just a fishing expedition.
Any chance of some pictures of your guitar? As large as you like and email to Your serial number of 647 is the earliest '66 that I know of and blows out the theory that the numbers started from 1000.


Geoff [verithingeoff]

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