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-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-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
R-V38-10TOL-XL Potentiometer - 10% Tolerance, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
24mm, solder lug potentiometers with 10% resistance tolerance. These ⅜” bushing pots have a linear taper and the solid shaft fits 6.35mm (¼”) knobs. For audio taper versions, see R-V38-10TOL-XA.
$2.95
R-V250K-PP-SP Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull
250K ohm (audio taper), push-pull DPDT, split shaft. Made in Korea.
$12.95
On Backorder
R-V250K-SP Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft
250K ohm, audio taper. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender ® packaging.
$6.75
R-V250K-SP-NL Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, No Load
250K ohm. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender ® packaging. 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.
$6.95
On Backorder
R-V250K-SS Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Solid Shaft
250K ohm, solid shaft. for most Stratocasters and Telecasters. Original guitar hardware. CTS manufactured, includes capacitor. Comes in Fender® packaging.
$5.75
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
On Backorder
R-VXA-SE Potentiometer - Audio, Knurled Shaft, Sealed, 24mm
Audio, knurled shaft, sealed, 24mm.
$6.80
R-V38-X-RA Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse 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-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.55
R-VA2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ¼" watt, 250VDC rating. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VA2XXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
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-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 $13.75
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-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-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-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-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 $2.95
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
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