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-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-V500K-SS Potentiometer - Fender®, 500kΩ, Audio, Solid Shaft
500K ohm (audio taper), solid shaft. Made in Taiwan.
$6.95
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
$3.75
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
$3.45
R-VA2XXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VA2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ¼" watt, 250VDC rating. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
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
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.
$2.65
R-VS-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, SPST Switch
1 amp, 125VAC, 0.25W, single pole, single throw switched potentiometer. 24mm body.
$2.65
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. 6mm shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$2.50
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
$2.35
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.
$1.85
R-VAR-AX Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Right Angle
Audio taper (log), 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-V38-X-RA Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
R-V38-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
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-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-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-VAMA-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft audio 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
Starting at $1.25
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-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
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-VAML-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 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
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