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Registration date : 2021-03-09
The Spectrums originally came with MMK45 pickups which were modelled after DiMarzio Super Distortions and they clock in at around 11K full 5.5K split.
But they were replaced with the UBC version sometime in the mid 80's and as you've discovered, they are less than stellar by comparison. Most folks refer to them as "wimpy" sounding.
To answer your question, no, they are not rare. Quite the opposite most people swap them out for something better. You can read more about the UBC on our website: LINK
Push pull pots are available everywhere, nothing special about them.
What is special however is the Switchmaster knob on top. These are proprietary to Westone and replacements are unavailable except when they come up on eBay or occasionally, here via the membership. If your DX came with 'em, keep 'em!
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