Gibson dating pots
In '82, one of the volume knob shafts was snapped off, so both volume pots were replaced with matched Dimarzio-branded Centralabs (codes 1348219: 134 = Centralab 1982 19th week).
All are 500K audio (logarithmic) taper; all have short split knurled brass shafts.
Guitar wiring refers to the electrical components, and interconnections thereof, inside an electric guitar (and, by extension, other electric instruments like the bass guitar or mandolin).
The Short is what dampens the high frequencies of the signal, even when the pot is on “10”.
The Centralab cans have two turn stop indents; the CTS have one.
A diagram showing the wiring of a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar.
Inside the pot, there is a circular resistor strip, or “element” that gets wiped by a “sweeper”.
Turning the pot changes the position of the sweeper on the resistor strip, allowing you to choose how far the electricity has to travel on the strip until it reaches it’s output.