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.

Bourns

Bourns is a global manufacturer of electronic components.

Fender

Fender® - Founded in Fullerton California by Leo Fender, Fender Musical Instruments Corp is the world's foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment dating back to the 1940's.
S-HRVNT Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
$4.25
R-VB-SP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft
Bourns Audio Taper Potentiometer. Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 24mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 250V
Starting at $2.50
R-VB-A-P Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 24mm
Knurled split shaft, audio. 24 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. 1/4" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$10.95
R-VB-A-XL Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
Bourns Audio Potentiometer, Premium, Conductive Polymer, Solder Lugs
  • 0.625" W x 0.625" L x 0.5" D
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: ¼ watt
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ¾" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Very Low Noise
Starting at $15.95
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R-VB-CPSP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ⅜" Bushing
Bourns Audio Potentiometer, Vintage Premium, Conductive Polymer, Solder Lugs
  • 0.625" W x 0.377" L x 0.625" D
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: ¼ watt
  • Tolerance: 10 %
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • J Hooks
  • Specifically designed for vintage guitars
  • Very Low Noise
Starting at $16.00
R-VBM Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Audio 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: 150V
  • Series Number: PDB181-GTR
$2.80
R-VB-PPSP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull, Mini
Bourns Mini Carbon Element, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Single Audio taper Potentiometer. Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
This Bourns Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch allows the guitarist multiple functions utilizing a single control such as split-coil switching for humbucking pickups or stacked single-coil pickups, active electronics activation, and pickup phase switching.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: 0.1 watt
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • DPDT Push-Pull Switch
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
$9.95
R-VB2-500KAPPSP Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled, Dual Mini, Push-Pull, 500K
Bourns Mini Carbon Element, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Split Shaft. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. Solder lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • 300° rotation
  • Power Rating: 0.1 watt
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • DPDT Push-Pull Switch
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
  • Bourns Series Number PDB183-GTR21
$7.95
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.
Starting at $2.40
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, 1/4" 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-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
  • 1/4" 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
Starting at $2.50
R-VBM2 Potentiometer - Bourns, Dual MN Taper, Knurled Shaft
Dual MN taper blend-balance with center detent. Split shaft. 17 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
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. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
R-VB-L-SP Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft
Bourns Linear Taper pots. Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 24mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 250V
Starting at $2.50
R-VB-XL-P Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear Taper, Knurled Split Shaft, Premium
$8.95
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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-VB-XL Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled, Conductive Polymer
Linear, .75" bushing length. Conductive polymer, 0.625" W x 0.625" L x 0.5" D body. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing. Knurled split shaft.
Starting at $8.56
R-VB-L Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft
Solid shaft, linear. 24 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
Starting at $2.60
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
  • 1/4" solid shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
$1.95
R-V250K-SS-NL Potentiometer - Fender, 250K, Solid Shaft, No Load
250K ohm, solid shaft, no load. Some Fender guitars have a unique tone circuit that features a "Delta Tone" Control. The "Delta Tone" system consists of a high output bridge pickup and special 'no-load' tone control for the middle and bridge pickups. This new pot has a detent at the 10 position which bypasses completely any filtration through capacitors. Unlike the TBX, which has a detent at the 5 position and gradually reduces the amount of filtration through the capacitor, the Delta-Tone's 'no-load' feature eliminates filtration completely at the detent and the result is more of the direct presence of the pickup.
$6.95
R-VF-250K-500K Potentiometer - Fender, Audio, concentric Solid Shaft, 250k/500kΩ
Original Fender, Audio potentiometer ,Concentric, Solid Shaft, Resistance: 250/500k Ohm
  • Body Diameter 0.95”
  • Body Depth: . 0.87”
  • Bushing Diameter: 3/8”
  • Bushing Length: 1/4”
  • Shaft Diameter: 0.18”/0.26”
  • Shaft Length: 0.56"
  • Shaft Type: Concentric Solid Shaft
  • 300° rotation
  • Hardware not included
$8.50
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-VSN-100K Potentiometer - Fender®, 100kΩ, Reverse Audio, D Shaft, Snap-In
Original Fender® snap-in potentiometer for more recent Fender® amps, 100K, reverse audio taper.
$3.95
R-V1M-SS Potentiometer - Fender®, 1M, Solid Shaft
1M ohm, Solid Shaft. Original Fender. Used for Volume and Tone control in many Fender guitars as well as amplifiers.
$6.25
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