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.
S-HNUT-38X Finishing Nut - For ⅜” Jacks and Pots, ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High quality plated ⅜” nuts for jacks and potentiometers. These nuts are perfect for amplifier, pedal and synthesizer builds with high aesthetics or color theming. The ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A threading fits many ⅜” bushing parts such as Switchcraft ¼” jacks and CTS pots.
Starting at $0.59
R-VSN-XA-DS Potentiometer - Audio, D Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In, Bracket
Audio. 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
Starting at $1.39
R-VTOCOS-XL Potentiometer - Tocos, RV24, Linear, 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 linear 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)
  • Linear Taper
$8.30
R-V5W-100L Potentiometer - 100Ω, Linear, Knurled, 5W, Wirewound, 24mm
5 Watt wirewound, 100 Linear, 3/8" bushing, split shaft.
$4.25
R-VXA-M Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, PC Mount
Replacement for Marshall. Audio taper, 24mm.
If additional nuts are needed, please see part number R-VM-NUT-2
$2.95
R-VADAPT-4MM Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 4mm shaft to 6mm
This nickel-plated steel adapter sleeve converts a 4mm shaft potentiometer to 6mm shaft, allowing for 6mm knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. An additional 6mm to 6.35mm adapter R-VADAPT-25 can then be used to fit 1/4” knobs (sold seperately).
$0.79
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”)
$1.19
R-VAV-AX-K Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Audio 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
S-TPCAP-X Tool - Potentiometer Cleaning Cap, Aluminum
Potentiometer cleaning caps for use with aerosol cleaners such as DeoxIT. This is a great tool for difficult to clean potentiometers such as those on hollow body guitars and certain amp chassis. The design pushes the spray in through the bushing of the potentiometer removing the need to access the back of the potentiometer. To use: Remove the knob and thread the cleaning cap onto the potentiometer. If there is enough bushing, attach the rubber o-ring first. If not, simply thread the cleaning cap onto the bushing and place a rag around it. Using a rag is recommended with and without the o-ring. Insert the DeoxIT straw into the small hole on the side of the cleaning cap. Cover the open end with your finger and spray. The cleaning solution is directed to the shaft of the pot where it can seep in. You can turn split shaft pots with a screwdriver through the open end to help move the cleaner around inside the pot.
$8.50
R-VSN-XL-SS Potentiometer - Linear, Solid Shaft, Snap-In, Bracket
Linear. 16mm body size (mini type) Snap-In pot with mounting bracket. Solid Shaft ¼", ⅜" length shaft. 8mm bushing, ¼" bushing length. PC Mount. Nut and washer included.
$1.35
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
R-VT96Y-X Trimmer - Bourns, 3296Y, Multiturn, Top Adjust, PCB Mount
High-quality Bourns 3296Y trimpots. These sealed cermet trimmers have 25 turns for precision setting. ±10% tolerance.
$1.65
R-VSN-XC-DS Potentiometer - Reverse Audio, D Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In, Bracket
Reverse Audio (30C). 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.
Starting at $1.25
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.
$3.50
R-VGORVA-BX-PC Potentiometer - GØRVA, Linear, 16mm, Right Angle PCB, Solid Shaft
High-quality pcb mount linear 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
  • Linear taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For audio taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-AX-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
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
$13.95
R-VC50KRA-M Potentiometer - CTS, 50kΩ, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft
CTS reverse audio potentiometer, 50K.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ⅓ watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: ¼"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Aluminum - Solid Shaft
$4.95
R-VPEC-A Potentiometer - Precision Electronics, Audio, Slotted Shaft
Audio, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
Starting at $22.95
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-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-VF-250K-500K Potentiometer - Fender, dual Audio, concentric solid shaft
Original Fender, Audio potentiometer, concentric, 250kΩ / 500kΩ, solid shaft.
  • Mounting hardware not included
  • Used for stacked volume controls on American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass® and Acoustasonic Telecaster®, and Nashville Power Telecaster® guitars
  • Will not work with push-on style control knobs; set screw mounting knobs only
$7.95
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-VPSH-500KA Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
DPDT switch, ¼" split knurled shaft, audio taper. 3/8-32 threads, 16mm body diameter. .40" bushing length, .38"-.52" shaft length.
$10.75
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