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-VAM100KLX2-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and a linear taper. 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”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$1.90
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-VKG-XL Potentiometer - Marshall, Linear, 11mm, PC Mount, Square
Linear taper square body PC mount potentiometer by Marshall. Body width = 11mm
See R-VKG-XA for the Audio taper equivalent
$4.95
R-VADAPT-125 Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts .125” shaft to ¼"
This nickel-plated brass adapter sleeve converts a 0.125 in. (3.17mm) shaft potentiometer to ¼" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for ¼" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. The cutout on the sleeve allows the set screw of the knob to secure directly to the shaft of the pot. Depending on the knob used, a longer set screw can be required.
$2.65
R-VGORVA-BX-SL Potentiometer - GØRVA, Linear, 16mm, Solder Lug, Solid Shaft
High-quality solder lug 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.
  • Solder lug / panel mount
  • Linear taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For audio taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-AX-SL. For audio taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-AX-PC. For linear taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-BX-PC.
$1.45
R-VGORVA-AX-SL Potentiometer - GØRVA, Audio, 16mm, Solder Lug, Solid Shaft
High-quality solder lug 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.
  • Solder lug / panel mount
  • Audio taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For linear taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-BX-SL. For audio taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-AX-PC. For linear taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-BX-PC.
$1.45
R-VAV-AX-D Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, D-Shaft
Audio taper (log), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm D shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.90
R-VC100KL Potentiometer - CTS, 100kΩ, Linear
24mm, ½" watt, 3/8" bushing, ¼" splined nylon shaft for set screw or push-on knob. for most US made amps.
$3.95
R-VOMUP-100KL Potentiometer - Omeg, Linear, 20mm, Panel Mount, 100KΩ
High quality panel mount potentiometers from Omeg. These made-in-UK pots match the vintage Radiohm pots found in many vintage fuzz effects such as the Fuzz Face and Tonebender pedals and are a favorite for vintage style builds. They feature a high quality conductive polymer track that offers improved stability and extended life. Includes two mounting nuts and one lock washer. Features
  • ⅜ in. Bushing
  • PCB Through Mount
  • Linear Taper
  • Made in UK
  • Life Expectancy of >20,000 cycles (tested at 30 times per minute)
  • Conductive polymer (plastic) track (over twice the life of carbon tracks)
  • Rotation angle: 300° ±5°
  • Tolerance on Rated Resistance: ± 20%
$4.95
R-VPP-250KA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, 250kΩ Audio, Solid Shaft, DPDT, 7mm
Potentiometer - Alpha, 250K Audio, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Solid Shaft, 7mm Bushing
$3.55
R-VA24S-500KA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, SPST Rotary Switch, 500kΩ
500kΩ 24mm audio taper pot from Alpha with an SPST rotary switch commonly used for ON/OFF settings on volume controls. This pot has a 6.25mm (0.25”) solid shaft and solder lug terminals.
$3.50
R-V100-BP-FND Potentiometer - 100 Ohm, Original Fender, Control
Original Fender® chassis-mount hum balance potentiometer, 100 ohm.
  • 100-ohm potentiometer used for hum balance control
  • 1/4" threaded brass bushing for mounting to amplifier chassis
  • Adjustable level control (flat-head screwdriver only)
  • Mounting nut and washer included
  • Adjustable from both the front and back face of pot
  • Used for '65 Twin Reverb®, Machete™ and Vibrasonic amplifiers (1992-present) plus others
$5.85
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. 6mm shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
R-VXK-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.
$6.95
R-VAM300KL Potentiometer - Alpha, 300kΩ, Linear, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. 300K linear taper.
$1.50
R-VBM-XL-SS Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Audio Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, SolidShaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • 6mm solid shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
$2.25
R-VTBX Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Tone Control, for Tele / Strat
250 kΩ ohm. Original TBX tone control for most Strats and Teles. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor and comes in original Fender® packaging. Some instruments have a unique tone circuit that features a TBX Tone Control (Patented). The TBX (which stands for Treble Bass Expander), is a dual concentric stacked tone pot. The pot has a detent in the middle position. From 0 to 5 (at the detent), the TBX functions like a normal tone circuit with filtration through a capacitor. Advancing the knob counterclockwise from the detent position gradually filters off high frequencies, like a standard tone control. Rotate the knob clockwise from the detent position, and you add presence and brightness by allowing the pickups' natural resonance to come through. Fender part number: 099-2052-000
$12.65
R-VPP-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, linear.
$3.55
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).
$0.89
S-HRVLW Washer - Fender®, Lock Type, for Potentiometers
Lock washer for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
$4.45
package of 12
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.
$1.90
R-VPSH-500KL Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Linear, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
Potentiometer - 500K, Linear, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
  • DPDT Push-Push switch
  • ¼" split knurled shaft
  • Linear taper
  • 3/8-32 threads
  • 16mm body diameter (widest point on switch body 17.8mm)
  • .40" bushing length
  • 38"-.52" shaft length.
$10.95
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”)
$1.15
W-SC-NUT38-K Nut - Switchcraft, Knurled Nut, 3/8”-32
Genuine Switchcraft ⅜” knurled nut commonly used on ¼” jacks. This nickel plated knurled nut has a ⅜”-32 threading and offers a clean look on builds using these nuts. The ⅜”-32 threading fits other hardware with matching threading such as CTS potentiometers.
$0.99
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