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Seymour Duncan Liberator Volume Pot 250K

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  • RRP £34.95
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The Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Potentiometer 250k is a solderless pickup change system.

The volume potentiometer is the tone junction for your guitar's wiring. Swap it out for Liberator and you'll be able to quickly and easily change pickups for new tone, feel, responsiveness, and output.

Liberator is an integrated quality volume pot and screw-clamp connector that accepts bare or tinned pickup leads for torqued-tight tone better than flimsy spring terminals or less-than-perfect solder connections.

Technical Details

With a Liberator installed in place of a volume pot, changing pickups becomes fast, easy, and solder-free, but just as reliable. In fact, it's more reliable than a less-than-perfect solder joint. You simply insert the bare end of each pickup lead into one of Liberator's pickup connector stations and tighten the screw-clamp to lock it down. Turning the screw lifts up a carriage that locks the wire against a fixed pad, securing the connection in place. It's completely simple, and completely solid.

For experienced guitar techs, Liberator makes pickup changes much faster and simpler, but with the solid, reliable connections of the Lockdown system.

For those who have never soldered before, Liberator opens up a world of tone exploration. You'll be able to easily explore how different pickups change how your instrument sounds and responds in ways that will inspire your playing and enhance your personal voice.

Parts of the Liberator

Liberator is like a studio patch bay, where connections that can be easily but securely exchanged up front correspond to hard-wired connections behind the scenes.

There are two main parts to the Liberator System: the ten-station pickup connector, and four-station potentiometer connector. The wire colors adjacent to the pickup connector indicate which color wires you should install in each connector station. This is according to Seymour Duncan's wiring scheme for four-conductor humbuckers, but Liberator comes with a color-code guide for easily connecting other manufacturer's pickups.

The potentiometer connector stations correspond to the three terminals on a potentiometer-in, out, and ground-plus an additional ground for bridges or tremolo systems. For those who prefer to solder, there are optional gold-plated solder pads adjacent to the potentiometer connector, plus seven gold-plated oval solder pads that go to ground. These pads are much easier to solder than the back of a potentiometer.

Liberator Versions

Liberator with Volume Pot comes in 250k and 500k versions. (Warmer 250k pots are typically used to tame the brightness of single-coil pickups, while brighter 500k pots are typically used with humbuckers.)

It’s pretty simple.  Seymour Duncan is to pickups what Pirelli is to car tyres…  Quite frankly no-one can rival the Seymour Duncan company for their design and drive to create the very best in guitar and bass pickups.  Testaments come from top guitarist across the world including Slash, Jeff Loomis, Gus G, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Stanley, Mark Holcomb, Synyster Gates, Wes Borland… who’ve chosen Duncan pickups for decades; also, not to forget the brands such as Schecter, ESP and Ibanez who regularly load their guitar with Duncan pickups straight out of the factory.

 

Enough with the testimonials, what is it that makes Seymour Duncan’s pickups so desirable?  Seymour, working at Fender Soundhouse in London, made a name for himself as the go-to guy if you wanted to get the most out of your guitar, setting up instruments for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and of course Jeff Beck.  Along with his wife Cathy Duncan they started the company in ‘75 effectively rewiring other people’s pickups and fixing their electronics for as little as $17.50.

 

Now based in Santa Barbara CA, Seymour Duncan remains a family run company with Seymour and Cathy still at the wind grind (sorry, couldn’t help it) today.  Steeped in its rich history Seymour Duncan has grown into a guitar pickup powerhouse having helped legendary artists like Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and so many more achieve their signature tones.  The quality proven from pickup to pickup shows that of a company that has been perfecting its craft for over 37 years.

Although they may be well known for pickups Seymour Duncan are steadily increasing their effects pedal and gear range with new entries like the Andromeda delay which rival the Strymon Timeline and latest Powerstage power amps.  Duncan are working closely with their afore mentioned endless roster of high profile artists to create pedals that produce unique sounds you won't here anywhere else!

 

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