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.

Alpha

Alpha is a leading manufacturer of potentiometers from Taiwan.
R-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.55
R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.90
R-VAV-BX Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical
Linear taper, 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.
Starting at $1.85
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”)
$1.25
R-VAML-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 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”)
Starting at $0.85
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 $0.99
R-VAR-C25K Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Right Angle, 25KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), right angle, 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.
$1.90
R-V38-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
Starting at $1.90
R-VAML-K-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Linear taper 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled shaft. 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”)
$0.99
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
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.
$1.90
R-VAML-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft linear 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: Linear
Starting at $0.99
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