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-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-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-BX-11DET Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-11DET for an audio taper version.
$2.05
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-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-C50K Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 50KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.85
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-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.55
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.
$2.65
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-VB-A-XL Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
Bourns Audio Potentiometer, Premium, Conductive Polymer, Solder Lugs
  • 0.625" W x 0.625" L x 0.5" D
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: ¼ watt
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ¾" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Very Low Noise
Starting at $7.50
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R-VB-CPSP 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
$17.49
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-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
$7.95
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-VB-XL Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled, Conductive Polymer
Linear, .75" bushing length. Conductive polymer, 0.625" W x 0.625" L x 0.5" D body. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing. Knurled split shaft.
Starting at $7.50
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R-VB-XL-P Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft, square
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear Taper, Knurled Split Shaft, Premium
$9.95
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, 6mm 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-VB2-500KAPPSP 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
$7.95
R-VBJ-XA 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.
Starting at $3.50
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-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-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
  • 6mm 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
$2.35
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