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.

Alpha

Alpha is a leading manufacturer of potentiometers from Taiwan.
R-V38-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
R-VAXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Audio taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$1.55
R-VAV-BX Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical
Linear taper, vertical mount, 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.
$1.85
R-VAV-AX Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical
Audio taper (log), vertical mount, 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.
$1.85
R-VAML-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and long PC mount terminals.
  • 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”)
$1.10
R-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.55
R-VAMA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft audio potentiometers. These pots are a 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: Audio (Log)
Starting at $1.25
R-VA2XXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VA2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ¼" watt, 250VDC rating. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VAML-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft linear potentiometers. These pots are a 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”)
  • Busing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Linear
$1.25
R-VAMA-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and long PC mount terminals.
  • 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”)
$1.10
R-V38-2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual, ⅜" Bushing
Alpha Dual Potentiometer Shaft Width: ¼" Shaft Length: 5/16" Bushing Diameter: ⅜" Bushing Length: ¼" Body Diameter: 24mm Body Height: 20mm Rotation: 300° Wattage Rating: 0.25w Voltage Rating: 250v Conductive Material: Carbon Composition
$3.45
R-V38-X-RA Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
R-VS-1MA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, Switch
Alpha, 1 meg, switched potentiometer. (SPST) 24mm body, 13/8" long x ¼" diameter solid shaft.
$2.65
R-VPP-1MA-SL Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, DPDT, 7mm Bushing, Lug
Alpha Push-Pull, Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, 1/4" solid shaft, audio taper potentiometer.
$3.25
R-VS-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, SPST Switch
1 amp, 125VAC, 0.25W, single pole, single throw switched potentiometer. 24mm body.
$2.65
R-VAR-BX Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Right Angle
Linear taper, 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.
$1.85
R-VAMA-SS-PC 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”)
$1.10
R-VAR-AX 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.
$1.85
R-VPP-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, linear.
$3.25
R-VAV-BX-DUAL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang
Linear taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-DUAL for an audio taper version.
$2.55
R-VAV-BX-CN Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Center Notch
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter and a center notch (detent). The center notch is useful for builds where the center position of the pot is commonly used such as panners or EQ controls. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.95
R-VAML-SS-PC Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 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”)
$1.10
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