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.
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 - Alpha, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Linear taper 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled shaft. These pots have right angle PCB mount terminals. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Right Angle
Audio taper (log), right angle, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft
Solid shaft, linear. 24 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
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Solder Lug - ⅜” Hole, Locking Washer
Angled solder terminal on a locking washing for ⅜” bushings. Perfect for adding chassis ground connections on switches, jacks, pots, and any other ⅜” bushing part.
package of 10
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, PC Mount
Replacement for Marshall. Audio taper, 24mm.
If additional nuts are needed, please see part number R-VM-NUT-2
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Potentiometer - Song Huei, Audio, 9mm, Tall
Audio taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX. For center notched, linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
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Potentiometer - Marshall, Audio, 11mm, PC Mount, Square
Audio taper square body PC mount potentiometer by Marshall. Body width = 11mm
See R-VKG-XL for the Linear taper equivalent
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Potentiometer - Reverse Audio, D Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In, Bracket
Reverse Audio (30C). 16mm body size (mini type) Snap-In pot with mounting bracket. D-Shaft ¼", ½" length shaft. 7mm bushing, ¼" bushing length. PC Mount. Nut and washer included.
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Dress Nut - Befaco, Bananuts, for M7 Pots
Larger threaded black Bananuts for mounting potentiometers or other hardware with M7 bushings. These nuts look great beneath smaller sized knobs.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, Switch
Alpha, 1 meg, switched potentiometer. (SPST) 24mm body, 13/8" long x ¼" diameter solid shaft.
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Potentiometer - 250kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Push-Push, DPDT
DPDT switch, ¼" split knurled shaft, audio taper. 3/8-32 threads, 16mm body diameter. .40" bushing length, .38"-.52" shaft length.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Linear taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long PCB mount terminals. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
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Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts .125” shaft to ¼"
This nickel-plated brass adapter sleeve converts a 0.125 in. (3.17mm) shaft potentiometer to ¼" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for ¼" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. The cutout on the sleeve allows the set screw of the knob to secure directly to the shaft of the pot. Depending on the knob used, a longer set screw can be required.
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Potentiometer - 100Ω, Linear, Knurled, 5W, Wirewound, 24mm
5 Watt wirewound, 100 Linear, 3/8" bushing, split shaft.
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Potentiometer - Fender, dual Audio, concentric solid shaft
Original Fender, Audio potentiometer, concentric, 250kΩ / 500kΩ, 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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Circuit - PMT, Variable Treble Bleed
The V-Treb Variable Treble Bleed Circuit attaches to the bottom of any volume pot and corrects the problem of high frequency losses at reduced volumes by allowing the player to control how bright or warm the tone will get as the volume control is reduced. Turning the trim pot clockwise increases the amount of treble bypass for a brighter sound at reduced volumes. Turning the trim pot counter clockwise reduces the amount of treble bypass for a warmer tone at reduced volumes. With the volume at 10, the V-Treb is removed from the circuit and does not affect the sound.
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Potentiometer - Audio, D Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In, Bracket
Audio. 16mm body size (mini type) Snap-In pot with mounting bracket. D-Shaft ¼", ½" length shaft. 7mm bushing, ¼" bushing length. PC Mount. Nut and washer included
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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 - Precision Electronics, Audio, Slotted Shaft
Audio, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and a linear taper. These pots have right angle PCB mount terminals. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
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Potentiometer - Dunlop, Super Pot, Split Shaft
The Super Pots from Dunlop are high quality, high performance, volume and tone pots designed and built to last a lifetime. These pots are resistant to dust and corrosion so they will provide smooth performance without the noise and scratchiness associated with normal run of the mill pots. Dunlop tested these pots past the 7 million turn mark. With results like that, these may be the last pots you ever have to put in your instrument.
  • Audio taper
  • 24-knurl split shaft
  • Proprietary technology
  • Resistant to dust and corrosion
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Tool - Potentiometer Cleaning Cap, Aluminum
Potentiometer cleaning caps for use with aerosol cleaners such as DeoxIT. This is a great tool for difficult to clean potentiometers such as those on hollow body guitars and certain amp chassis. The design pushes the spray in through the bushing of the potentiometer removing the need to access the back of the potentiometer. To use: Remove the knob and thread the cleaning cap onto the potentiometer. If there is enough bushing, attach the rubber o-ring first. If not, simply thread the cleaning cap onto the bushing and place a rag around it. Using a rag is recommended with and without the o-ring. Insert the DeoxIT straw into the small hole on the side of the cleaning cap. Cover the open end with your finger and spray. The cleaning solution is directed to the shaft of the pot where it can seep in. You can turn split shaft pots with a screwdriver through the open end to help move the cleaner around inside the pot.
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