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.

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.
R-VB-A Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, 24mm
Solid shaft, audio taper. 24mm body diameter, 1/4 watt, 300 degree rotation, 1/4" shaft diameter, solder lugs, 3/8" bushing.
Starting at $2.40
R-VB-SP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft
Bourns Audio Taper Potentiometer. Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 24mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 250V
Starting at $2.50
R-VC-KL-SP Potentiometer - CTS, Linear, Knurled Shaft, ⅜" Bushing
The 24mm body knurled shaft potentiometer features a 1/3 watt rating and a 3/8" bushing. 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft.
Includes:
  • 1 nut
  • 1 lock washer
Starting at $4.25
R-VBM Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Audio Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
  • Series Number: PDB181-GTR
$2.80
R-VB-L Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft
Solid shaft, linear. 24 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
Starting at $2.60
R-VB-L-SP Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft
Bourns Linear Taper pots. Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 24mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 250V
Starting at $2.50
R-VB-PPSP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull, Mini
Bourns Mini Carbon Element, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Single Audio taper Potentiometer. Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
This Bourns Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch allows the guitarist multiple functions utilizing a single control such as split-coil switching for humbucking pickups or stacked single-coil pickups, active electronics activation, and pickup phase switching.
  • 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
$9.95
R-VBM2 Potentiometer - Bourns, Dual MN Taper, Knurled Shaft
Dual MN taper blend-balance with center detent. Split shaft. 17 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
R-VPP-1MA-SL Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, DPDT, 7mm Bushing, Solder Lug
Alpha Push-Pull, Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, 1/4" solid shaft, audio taper potentiometer.
$3.25
R-VCXL-SP-L Potentiometer - CTS, Linear, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Linear, Long Shaft 3/4 in. bushing, split knurled shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter. Great in guitars that have a thicker carved top (ex. Les Paul) where added bushing length is required.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ¼” watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: 3/4"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.95
R-VAMXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
$1.50
R-V5W-100L Potentiometer - 100Ω, Linear, Knurled, 5W, Wirewound, 24mm
5 Watt wirewound, 100 Linear, 3/8" bushing, split shaft.
$3.85
R-VPP-XA-SPLIT Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, audio.
$3.25
R-VBM-XL Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Linear Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 200V
Starting at $2.80
R-VB2 Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Dual Mini, Push-Pull
Mini Carbon Element, Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Solid Shaft. 17 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. DPDT, 1/4" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing. Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR21 Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch. Used for Split-Coil Pickup Switching Electric guitar manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry with major manufacturers established worldwide. From the introduction of the first mass-produced electric guitar in 1950, guitarists have been mesmerized with advances in technology and the wide array of after- market parts commercially available for guitar upgrades. Specialty products such as Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR21 Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch allow the guitarist multiple functions utilizing a single control such as split-coil switching for humbucking (double-pole) pickups or stacked single-coil pickups, active electronics activation, and pickup phase switching.
$7.95
R-VBM-SS Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Mini
Mini Carbon Element, Solid Shaft. Audio. Bourns Mini Guitar pots. These are drop in replacement components.
Features:
  • Carbon element
  • 1/4" Solid Shaft
  • 3/8" Bushing Width
  • 3/8" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Power Rating: 0.1 watt
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150 V
  • Bourns Series Number: PDB181-GT
Starting at $2.50
R-VDSP 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
$11.50
R-VCXA-SP-L Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Audio, Long Shaft 3/4 in. bushing, split knurled shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter. Great in guitars that have a thicker carved top (ex. Les Paul) where added bushing length is required.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ¼” watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: 3/4"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.95
R-VPP-1MA-PC Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, 7mm Bushing, DPDT Switch
Push-pull pot. 7mm bushing. 1 meg, ¼" solid metal shaft. Used in many Fender® applications.
$3.25
R-V250K-SP 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.
$6.75
R-VBM2-500KM-SS Potentiometer - Bourns, Dual MN Taper, Solid Shaft, 500kΩ
Dual MN taper blend-balance with center detent. Solid shaft. 17 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
R-V250K-SS 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.
$5.75
R-VB-A-P Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 24mm
Knurled split shaft, audio. 24 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. 1/4" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$10.95
R-VB2-500KAPPSP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled, Dual Mini, Push-Pull, 500K
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
$7.95
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