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-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-VC-MA Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Solid Shaft
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating 1/3 watt
  • Bushing Diameter: 3/8" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: ¼"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: 3/8"
  • Shaft Material: Aluminum - Solid Shaft
$4.95
R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.85
R-VA2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ¼" watt, 250VDC rating. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VSN-XA-SS Potentiometer - Audio, Solid Shaft, Snap-In, 16mm
Audio. 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.
Starting at $1.35
R-VCXA Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Splined Nylon Shaft
24mm, ½" watt, ⅜" bushing, ¼" splined nylon shaft for set screw or push-on knob. for most US made amps.
$3.55
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-VC-ML Potentiometer - CTS, Linear, Solid Shaft
CTS Linear potentiometer,1/4 in. bushing length, solid shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter.
  • 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
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.95
R-VA2XXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.95
R-V38-X-RA Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.85
R-VPV-XA Potentiometer - Peavey, Audio, Spider
Peavey Audio Potentiometer, Spider-Style PC Mount Terminals. Knurled, split shaft.
Starting at $4.95
R-V38-2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual, ⅜" Bushing
Alpha Dual Potentiometer Shaft Width: ¼" Shaft Length: 5/16" Bushing Diameter: ⅜" Bushing Length: ¼" Body Diameter: 24mm Body Height: 20mm Rotation: 300° Wattage Rating: 0.25w Voltage Rating: 250v Conductive Material: Carbon Composition
$3.85
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-VPEC-L Potentiometer - Precision Electronics, Linear, 28mm
Linear, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
$20.95
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-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 $20.95
R-VPP-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, linear.
$3.49
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
$2.50
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-VPV-XA-B Potentiometer - Peavey, Audio, Mini, Bracket
Audio 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.
Starting at $4.25
R-VAMA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft audio potentiometers. These pots are 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
Starting at $0.95
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
R-V38-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.85
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