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-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
$5.45
R-VSHL-AX 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.
$0.90
R-VAV-BX-K Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm T18 knurled shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.75
R-V-COVER-X Dust Cover - Rubber covering for Potentiometers, black
Black dust cover for use with 16mm or 24mm potentiometers. These covers slide over the back of the pot covering the holes and gaps to help prevent dust from accumulating inside avoiding potential repairs and replacing down the road. The dust cover is made of a soft rubbery material and is easy to install on standard 24mm and 16mm pots.
Starting at $0.85
R-VNUT-38 Nut & Washer - Panel, for ⅜" Potentiometers
Replacement nut and washer for pots with a ⅜" bushing diameter.
$0.70
R-VSN-XL-DS Potentiometer - Linear, D Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In, Bracket
Linear. 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
$1.45
R-VAMA-SS-PCL2 Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Audio 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”)
$0.79
R-VCOVER-LP16 Dust Cover - Plastic covering for 16mm Potentiometers, Clear
Clear dust cover for use with 16mm potentiometers. These covers slide over the back of the pot covering the holes and gaps to help prevent dust from accumulating inside avoiding potential repairs and replacing down the road. These covers are a great choice for tight builds to help insulate the PCB or other parts from the backs of potentiometers. The dust cover is made of clear hard plastic and is easy to install on Alpha 16mm pots.
$0.55
R-VS-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, SPST Switch
1 amp, 125VAC, 0.25W, single pole, single throw switched potentiometer. 24mm body.
Starting at $2.65
R-VXV-BP Trimmer - Piher, Single Turn, Side Adjust, Vertical PCB Mount
Piher PT-15 15mm carbon trimmer potentiometers. These trimmers are used in a variety of amps and equipment and most notably in Marshall amplifiers. Features:
  • Carbon resistive element
  • Dust proof enclosure
  • Polyester substrate
$1.39
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-VAML-K-PCL 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”)
$0.95
R-VGORVA-AX-PC Potentiometer - GØRVA, Audio, 16mm, Right Angle PCB, Solid Shaft
High-quality pcb mount audio taper 16mm pots from Gorva Design. Gorva Design left no boxes unchecked when engineering their potentiometer lineup. Every element was carefully designed to offer builders an exceptional potentiometer with high durability and tight tolerances. Gorva potentiometers are made with stompboxes in mind but offer the same advantages to amplifiers, synthesizers, studio equipment and other electronics.
  • Right-angle PCB mount
  • Audio taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For linear taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-BX-PC. For audio taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-AX-SL. For linear taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-BX-SL.
$1.45
W-BNUTL-BK 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.
$0.79
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.
$3.49
R-VNUT-M7 Nut & Washer - for M7x0.75 Potentiometers
Replacement nut for Marshall style pots with 7mm bushing. Sold individually
$0.20
R-VAMLX2-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, 16mm, Dual
Dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and a linear taper. These pots have solder lug 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Linear
$1.25
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.
$2.79
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.
$2.65
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-VAV-W20K Potentiometer - Alpha, W-Taper, 9mm, Vertical, 20kΩ
W taper, vertical mount, 20kΩ 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.
$1.75
R-VTOCOS-XA Potentiometer - Tocos, RV24, Audio, 10%, 6mm Shaft
Tokyo Cosmos aka TOCOS is known worldwide for their high quality potentiometers. The RV24 Series is a 24mm military-style carbon element potentiometer with a tolerance of 10%. The RV24 Series has been praised by both guitar and hifi amp builders for their performance and reliability. If you are looking for a top quality pot with a great feel, look no further than Tocos. Each audio taper potentiometer includes a nut, flush washer, and lock washer.
  • 24mm diameter, single-turn potentiometers
  • Carbon film element
  • Metal shaft and bushing
  • Panel mount
  • Ear-lug solder terminals
  • 6mm diameter slotted-end solid shaft
  • 10mm bushing length
  • 10mm shaft length (extended past bushing)
  • Audio Taper
$8.30
R-VBJ-XL 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.
Starting at $3.50
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
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