30 dating - Pot dating codes

The Russian made Big Muff pots also lack date codes.

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I've heard that to properly date your vintage guitar, aside from serial number, is to remove the black plate and check the pot (potentiometer) codes which are generally 6-7 digits.

Now that being said, who's to say those posts are originals?

When dating a vintage guitar, you can't go by just one factor- you have to take all available information about that guitar into consideration and then make a judgment.

Pot codes are an important factor, but not the only one.

Couldn't they be replaced or changed along the way? So is the idea that all 4 pots should have the same date, preferably the date your guitar was manufactured (according to the serial number)?

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