Potentiometers

Potentiometers are used to control volume and tone. A potentiometer is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.Check out our Tech Corder articles on pots, including Potentiometer Types.

Fender

Fender® - Founded in Fullerton California by Leo Fender, Fender Musical Instruments Corp is the world's foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment dating back to the 1940's.
Potentiometer - Fender, Linear, for Blues Junior
Genuine Fender® replacement potentiometers with linear tapers for Blues Junior models.
  • 25 kΩ - Middle tone control
  • 50 kΩ - Reverb / Master Volume
  • 250 kΩ - Bass tone control

For audio taper pots for the BLues Junior, please see R-VBJ-XA.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, Audio, for Blues Junior
Genuine Fender® replacement potentiometers with audio tapers for Blues Junior models.
  • 250 kΩ - Treble tone control
  • 1 MΩ - Volume

For linear taper pots for the BLues Junior, please see R-VBJ-XL.
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Potentiometer - Fender, 100kΩ, Reverse Audio, D Shaft, Snap-In
Original Fender® snap-in potentiometer for more recent Fender® amps, 100K, reverse audio taper.
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Washer - Fender®, Lock Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Lock washer for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft
250K ohm, audio taper. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender ® packaging.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Solid Shaft
250K ohm, solid shaft. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender® packaging.
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Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, No Load
250K ohm. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender ® packaging. Some Fender guitars have a unique tone circuit that features a "Delta Tone' Control. The "Delta Tone' system consists of a high output bridge pickup and special 'no-load' tone control for the middle and bridge pickups. This new pot has a detent at the 10 position which bypasses completely any filtration through capacitors.
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Potentiometer - Fender, 50kΩ, Audio, Split Shaft, ¼" Bushing
Tone control for Eric Clapton mod kit. Original Fender, 50K Audio, Split Shaft, 1/4" Bushing
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Potentiometer - Fender, dual Audio, concentric solid shaft
Original Fender, Audio potentiometer, concentric, solid shaft.
  • Mounting hardware not included
  • Used for stacked volume controls on American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass® and Acoustasonic Telecaster®, and Nashville Power Telecaster® guitars
  • Will not work with push-on style control knobs; set screw mounting knobs only
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Tone Control, for Tele / Strat
250 kΩ ohm. Original TBX tone control for most Strats and Teles. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor and comes in original Fender® packaging. Some instruments have a unique tone circuit that features a TBX Tone Control (Patented). The TBX (which stands for Treble Bass Expander), is a dual concentric stacked tone pot. The pot has a detent in the middle position. From 0 to 5 (at the detent), the TBX functions like a normal tone circuit with filtration through a capacitor. Advancing the knob counterclockwise from the detent position gradually filters off high frequencies, like a standard tone control. Rotate the knob clockwise from the detent position, and you add presence and brightness by allowing the pickups' natural resonance to come through. Fender part number: 099-2052-000
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Potentiometer - Fender®, S-1, Knurled Shaft, 4PDT
The Fender® S-1™ switched pot is a stealthy way to mod a strat without drilling any extra holes. The switch can be configured for almost any configuration with its four double-throw poles. S-1™ pots use a 3/8” bushing.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 1MΩ, J Taper, Control, Snap-In
Original Fender® snap-in, control potentiometer, 1 meg, J taper.
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Potentiometer - Fender, 250K, Solid Shaft, No Load
250K ohm, solid shaft, no load. Some Fender guitars have a unique tone circuit that features a "Delta Tone" Control. The "Delta Tone" system consists of a high output bridge pickup and special 'no-load' tone control for the middle and bridge pickups. This new pot has a detent at the 10 position which bypasses completely any filtration through capacitors. Unlike the TBX, which has a detent at the 5 position and gradually reduces the amount of filtration through the capacitor, the Delta-Tone's 'no-load' feature eliminates filtration completely at the detent and the result is more of the direct presence of the pickup.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 500kΩ, Audio, Solid Shaft
500K ohm (audio taper), solid shaft. Made in Taiwan.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 1M, Solid Shaft
1M ohm, Solid Shaft. Original Fender. Used for Volume and Tone control in many Fender guitars as well as amplifiers.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Pan, MN Taper, Solid Shaft
Genuine Fender® 250K pan pot with center detent. Pan pots are also known as balance pots. Solid shaft with 3/8” bushing. Mounting hardware not included. See R-VNUT-38 for a compatible nut and washer.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, J Taper, Solid Shaft, Control
Original Fender solid shaft 250K potentiometer with J taper. 3/8-32 threading. The resistance between wiper and cold lug measures about 25% at half-way shaft rotation.
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Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull
250K ohm (audio taper), push-pull DPDT, split shaft. Made in Korea.
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Potentiometer - Fender, 3M, Reverse Audio, Solid, 16mm, Snap-In
Genuine Fender® replacement 3 Meg Ω potentiometer with a reverse audio taper. This snap in bracketed pot is used as the tremolo speed control pot in many Fender reissue amps that use PCBs for the front panel controls. Mounting hardware not included.
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