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 - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ⅜" Bushing
Bourns Audio Potentiometer, Vintage Premium, Conductive Polymer, Solder Lugs
  • 0.625" W x 0.377" L x 0.625" D
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: ¼ watt
  • Tolerance: 10 %
  • ¼" Fine Knurled Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • J Hooks
  • Specifically designed for vintage guitars
  • Very Low Noise
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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 - Alpha, W-Taper, Solid Shaft, 16mm, 20kΩ
20kΩ W taper 16mm solid shaft potentiometers with solder lug terminals. These pots are great for any project. 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: W
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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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Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
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Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft, square
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear Taper, Knurled Split Shaft, Premium
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Potentiometer - Peavey, 10kΩ, Reverse Audio, PC Mount
10K Reverse Audio with bracket. Mounting hardware not included.
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Potentiometer - PMT, CTS, Audio, Variable Treble Bleed, ⅜"
The V-Treb Variable Treble Bleed Circuit for guitar and bass is available pre-installed on high quality volume pots from CTS and Bourns. The circuit 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. The V-Treb circuit also also available separately for use on any other volume pot.
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Potentiometer - Dunlop, Super Pot, Solid Shaft, 250kΩ
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.
  • 250K Audio taper
  • Solid shaft
  • Proprietary technology
  • Resistant to dust and corrosion
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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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Potentiometer - Dunlop, MXR, 47K, PC mount
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for Dunlop/ MXR pedals. PC mount, 47K audio taper, knurled shaft.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, SPST Rotary Switch, 500kΩ
500kΩ 24mm audio taper pot from Alpha with an SPST rotary switch commonly used for ON/OFF settings on volume controls. This pot has a 6.25mm (0.25”) solid shaft and solder lug terminals.
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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 - Alpha, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 10kΩ
10kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled 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”)
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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, 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®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull
250K ohm (audio taper), push-pull DPDT, split shaft. Made in Korea.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, W-Taper, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, 20kΩ
20kΩ W taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and right angle PC 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 - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 1MΩ
1MΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and an audio 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 - Bourns, 500kΩ Audio, Knurled, Dual Mini
Bourns Mini Carbon Element, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Split Shaft. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. Solder lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: 0.1 watt
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • DPDT Push-Pull Switch
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
  • Bourns Series Number PDB183-GTR21
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Potentiometer - Dunlop Hot Potz, 470 kΩ
Used in Jimi Hendrix's WAH and Dunlop volume pedal. 470 kΩ. Original Dunlop replacement part.
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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 - Peavey, 100kΩ, Dual, Bracket
100K Dual Reverse Audio with bracket.
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