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-A100K-11DET Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents, 100K
Audio 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-BX-11DET for linear taper versions.
$2.05
R-VPV-20KS-SPD Potentiometer - Peavey, 20kΩ S-Taper, Spider
Peavey 20K S-Taper Potentiometer, Spider Style PC Mount Terminals
  • Body Diameter: 16mm
  • Bushing Diameter: 7mm
  • Bushing Length: 5mm
  • Shaft Diameter:4.5mm
  • Shaft Length:10mm
  • Shaft Material: Aluminum – Knurled Split Shaft
$3.95
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
$4.95
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
R-VCXA-DPDT Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, .375" 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-VPP-250KA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, 250kΩ Audio, Solid Shaft, DPDT, 7mm
Potentiometer - Alpha, 250K Audio, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Solid Shaft, 7mm Bushing
$3.50
R-V38-10TOL-XA Potentiometer - 10% Tolerance, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
24mm, solder lug potentiometers with 10% resistance tolerance. These ⅜” bushing pots have an audio taper and the solid shaft fits 6.35mm (¼”) knobs. For linear taper versions, see R-V38-10TOL-XL.
$2.95
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”)
$1.10
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
$7.95
P-ECB-255 Potentiometer - Dunlop, 470K kΩ for JH-F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzzface
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for Jimi Hendrix JH-F1 Fuzz Face. 470 kΩ, Audio taper, solid plastic shaft. Made In U.K.
$5.95
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-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-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.
$3.25
R-VDSP250S Potentiometer - Dunlop, Super Pot, Solid Shaft, 250kΩ
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.
  • 250K Audio taper
  • Solid shaft
  • Proprietary technology
  • Resistant to dust and corrosion
$13.95
R-VPMT-DMTX Potentiometer - PMT, Dual Mode Tone Control
The DMT is a passive dual mode guitar tone control designed specifically for electric guitars that can operate in either HIGH PASS or LOW PASS modes greatly expanding the instruments tonal possibilities without the use of a battery or active electronics. Micro switches on the circuit board provide the user the ability to select one of two different frequency ranges for both high and low pass modes. Easy installation with no capacitors or other parts needed. Replace the tone control in you guitar with one that you will actually use!
Starting at $19.50
R-VAV-A100K-DUAL Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang, 100K
Audio 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-BX-DUAL for linear taper versions.
$2.55
P-ECB-24B Potentiometer - Dunlop, Hot Potz II Crybaby, 100 kΩ
Hot Potz II Crybaby Pot. for newer Crybaby models. Made by Beckman. 100 kΩ. Original Dunlop replacement part. The same tone and sweep characteristics as the original Cry Baby Hot Potz potentiometer with low wiper noise and extended life.
$20.95
R-VNUT-M7 Nut & Washer - for M7x0.75 Potentiometers
Replacement nut for Marshall style pots with 7mm bushing. Sold individually
$0.20
R-VMG-10KL Potentiometer - Marshall, 10 kΩ, 9mm
Genuine Marshall replacement potentiometer for MG Series amps. 10 kΩ Linear, D-Shaft.
$5.95
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-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
$3.65
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
P-201 Trimmer - CTS, Series 201, Single-Turn, Vertical Mount, 50KΩ
CTS 201 Series trimmer potentiometer. This 50KΩ trimpot features a vertical PCB mount. Features:
  • Miniature size — knob 19/32" (15.08mm) diameter
  • Printed circuit mounting with knob perpendicular to printed circuit board
  • 20% resistance tolerance
  • Knob slotted for screwdriver adjustment
  • Reliable CTS composition resistance element
$1.50
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
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