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-VAML-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft linear potentiometers. These pots are a great for any project. 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”)
  • Busing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Linear
$1.25
R-VCXA-SP14 Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¼" Bushing
CTS pots with a shorter ¼” bushing length that is perfect for pickguard mounted pots. These pots reduce the gap between the pickguard and bottom of the knob for a clean, near flush look. The shaft is a fine (24 tooth) knurl. Nut and lock washer are included.
The Series 450G Guitar Potentiometer is the same robust high-quality guitar potentiometer that has become the industry standard for top guitar manufacturers. Featuring reduced shaft wobble, low noise output, and smooth rotational feel, the Series 450G is supplied with standard tin-plated rear cover and solder lug terminals.
$4.50
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-VM-NUT-2 Nut - M8x0.75 hex, for potentiometers / switches / jacks
Package of 5
M8 x 0.75 threaded hex nut. For use on potentiometers, switches, and jacks.
$1.25
R-V38-10TOL-XL Potentiometer - 10% Tolerance, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
24mm, solder lug potentiometers with 10% resistance tolerance. These ⅜” bushing pots have a linear taper and the solid shaft fits 6.35mm (¼”) knobs. For audio taper versions, see R-V38-10TOL-XA.
$2.95
R-VPMT-VTCX Potentiometer - PMT, CTS, Audio, Variable Treble Bleed, ⅜"
The V-Treb Variable Treble Bleed Circuit for guitar and bass is available pre-installed on high quality volume pots from CTS and Bourns. The circuit corrects the problem of high frequency losses at reduced volumes by allowing the player to control how bright or warm the tone will get as the volume control is reduced. Turning the trim pot clockwise increases the amount of treble bypass for a brighter sound at reduced volumes. Turning the trim pot counter clockwise reduces the amount of treble bypass for a warmer tone at reduced volumes. With the volume at 10, the V-Treb is removed from the circuit and does not affect the sound. The V-Treb circuit also also available separately for use on any other volume pot.
$15.50
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
$7.95
S-HRVNT Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
$4.45
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
P-ECB-253 Potentiometer - Dunlop, 1 kΩ FUZZ for the JDF2 Fuzzface
Genuine Dunlop replacement fuzz potentiometer for JDF2 Fuzz Face. 1 kΩ, linear, solid plastic shaft. Made In U.K.
$5.25
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-VPMT-VTC500L Potentiometer - PMT, Audio, Variable Treble Bleed, ¾"
Precision Music Technologies V-Treb with 500KA CTS pot – Variable Treble Bleed Bypass Circuit. Made in USA. The V-Treb variable treble bleed/bypass circuit corrects the problem of high frequency losses at reduced volumes by allowing the player to control how bright or warm the tone will get as the volume control is reduced. Pot: 24 mm body diameter, ¼” knurled split shaft. Bushing diameter = 3/8”, Bushing Length = 3/4”. PCB dimentions: 1.06” x 0.46” x 0.07”
$15.75
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-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-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-VKG-NUT Nut - for Marshall, Hex Type, M9, for Potentiometers
Package of 5
Replacement nut for Marshall snap in style pots with M9 bushing.
$0.75
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-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-VC500KA-DPDT-LS Potentiometer - CTS, 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled, .75" Bushing, DPDT
Add a switch to your guitar using the existing holes in your pick guard or body. High quality CTS Push/Pull DPDT switches can be used to add phase switching, coil tapping, series/parallel, etc. to your guitar without having to drill the holes for a mini switch. The shorter body height and side mounted contacts require far less space (1” depth ) making them ideal for thinner bodied guitars with a more shallow body cavity. These Split-shaft pots are compatible with 24- spline, fine knurled knobs and feature a precise audio taper. Hex nuts, flat washer, and lock washer are included with each pot. CTS DPDT pots are available in three types for different applications.
$6.95
R-VPV-XL-B Potentiometer - Peavey, Linear, Mini, Bracket
Linear snap-in style pot with bracket, PC mount, 17 mm body diameter, 7 mm bushing diameter (M7 x 0.75), 5 mm split knurled shaft. Mounting hardware not included.
$4.25
Partially Out of Stock
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-VAMA-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and long PC mount terminals.
  • 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”)
$1.10
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.
$0.86
P-ECB-78 Potentiometer - Dunlop, Wah, 10 kΩ linear
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for wah/volume.
  • 10 kΩ Linear
  • Gear included
$14.50
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