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      Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Potentiometer 500k (H70266)
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Once installed, the Liberator allows for easy, solder-free pickup swaps.

The Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Potentiometer 500k 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.)

Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Potentiometer 500k

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  • No more solder smoke!

    As reviewed by Tyler Masters on 4/5/2011

    Installed very easily in my LTD, swaped out the stock pickups for some SD SH4'S! I'll be switching all my guitars over to these! Would be nice to see a push/pull version for coil splitting.

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  • Read the Details

    As reviewed by Ben on 5/9/2011

    I bought this for my Ibanez, which is an HSH setup. The problem is that the Liberator is meant for dual humbucker setups, if you use Seymour Duncans wiring diagrams. I could make my own wiring schematic to make it work with my Ibanez, but I will be using the Liberator on my next guitar. The other problem is that the volume pot is meant for 3/8" holes not the smaller metric hole that is on my Ibanez. The Liberator is not totally solderless, when you first install the Liberator you do have to solder it in with the rest of the electronics. The pickups attach solder free and can be changed with out soldering, which is what the Liberator is meant for. Awesome idea for my next guitar, but not for my Ibanez.

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  • Seymour Ducan solderless system.

    As reviewed by cody fox on 1/31/2013

    Once I found the proper wiring diagram installation was incredibly easy. Did not have to solder anything on the Duncan tone pot. You still have to solder your output jack and a ground or two but this thing took out a lot of the headaches. No problems since I got it installed in my Ibanez S470 DXQM with brand new Dimarzio Satriani pickups.

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