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Old 06-13-2018, 10:25 AM
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Hi, bought a couple of BTs last year - see photos.


The concentric tone controls on the BT5 are sticky. Turning the treble turns the bass too.



Is there a way to fix this ?


Finally, could you tell me which exact model are the BTs, e.g. elite, etc


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Old 06-13-2018, 11:22 AM
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There was NO Elite model name then. If you loosen the treble knob, lift it a hair and then re-tighten it, all should be good.



Also, these are old. Things can happen.



No matter what you spend, you can not buy a Car that will last as long without needing service like a Smith bass.


Also, the knobs on the Ebony 6 string are NOT from us. So, I do not know what you have in there as well.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:46 AM
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Thanks Ken.


Do you know what the woods are ?



Macassar top & walnut core for BT6, flame maple & walnut core for the BT5 I think
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:13 PM
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Thanks Ken.


Do you know what the woods are ?



Macassar top & walnut core for BT6, flame maple & walnut core for the BT5 I think

I think back then, the core woods would have been Mahogany. I would need to see them better on the sides to tell but dark mahogany in a picture might be hard to tell from lighter walnut.
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I adjusted the pot like you said - its works perfectly. Thanks.


Can you tell the woods from the serial numbers ?
89519 for the BT5. 6G94991EW for the BT6.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:37 PM
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I adjusted the pot like you said - its works perfectly. Thanks.


Can you tell the woods from the serial numbers ?
89519 for the BT5. 6G94991EW for the BT6.

I can only tell from seeing it, sorry.
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