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-VCXA-SP-L Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Audio, Long Shaft 3/4 in. bushing, split knurled shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter. Great in guitars that have a thicker carved top (ex. Les Paul) where added bushing length is required.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ¼” watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: 3/4"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.41
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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
$3.20
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R-VCXL-SP-L Potentiometer - CTS, Linear, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Linear, Long Shaft 3/4 in. bushing, split knurled shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter. Great in guitars that have a thicker carved top (ex. Les Paul) where added bushing length is required.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ¼” watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: 3/4"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.41
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R-VPSH-500KL-L Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Linear, Knurled Long, DPDT, Push-Push
  • DPDT Push-Push switch
  • ¼" split knurled shaft
  • Linear taper
  • 3/8-32 threads
  • 16mm body diameter (widest point on switch body 17.8mm)
  • 75" bushing length
  • 38"-.52" shaft length.
$10.06
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R-VPSH-500KL Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Linear, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
Potentiometer - 500K, Linear, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
  • DPDT Push-Push switch
  • ¼" split knurled shaft
  • Linear taper
  • 3/8-32 threads
  • 16mm body diameter (widest point on switch body 17.8mm)
  • .40" bushing length
  • 38"-.52" shaft length.
$8.72
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R-VCXA-DPDT Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, .375" Bushing, DPDT
Add a switch to your guitar using the existing holes in your pick guard or body. High quality CTS Push/Pull DPDT switches can be used to add phase switching, coil tapping, series/parallel, etc. to your guitar without having to drill the holes for a mini switch. The shorter body height and side mounted contacts require far less space (1” depth ) making them ideal for thinner bodied guitars with a more shallow body cavity. These Split-shaft pots are compatible with 24- spline, fine knurled knobs and feature a precise audio taper. Hex nuts, flat washer, and lock washer are included with each pot. CTS DPDT pots are available in three types for different applications. Common uses are as follows:
  • 500 kΩ pots are commonly used when wiring humbuckers.
  • 250 kΩ pots are commonly used when wiring single-coil pickups
  • 500 kΩ long-shaft pots are commonly used when wiring carved top solid body guitars
$6.19
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R-VC-KL-SP Potentiometer - CTS, Linear, Knurled Shaft, ⅜" Bushing
The 24mm body knurled shaft potentiometer features a 1/3 watt rating and a 3/8" bushing. 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft.
Includes:
  • 1 nut
  • 1 lock washer
Starting at $3.78
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R-VC-KA-SP Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ⅜" Bushing
The 24mm body knurled shaft potentiometer features a 1/3 watt rating and a 3/8" bushing. 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft.
Includes:
  • 1 nut
  • 1 lock washer
Starting at $3.96
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Originally: $4.45
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 $2.31
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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
$3.20
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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
Starting at $2.49
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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.
$6.01
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R-V500K-SP Potentiometer - Fender®, 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft
500k ohm, audio taper. Split Shaft
$6.19
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R-VCXA-PP Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, SPST, Push-Pull, Solder Lug
Audio, SPST, solder lugs, ⅜" bushing, 24mm
Starting at $7.97
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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.
$5.12
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R-VB-L-SP Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft
Bourns 250K/300K/500K 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 $2.23
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Originally: $2.50
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.
$6.19
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R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.42
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Originally: $1.60
R-V500K-SS Potentiometer - Fender®, 500kΩ, Audio, Solid Shaft
500K ohm (audio taper), solid shaft. Made in Taiwan.
$5.56
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R-V1M-SS Potentiometer - Fender®, 1M, Solid Shaft
1M ohm, Solid Shaft. Original Fender.
$5.56
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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.
$6.19
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R-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.25
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Originally: $1.40
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
$2.22
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R-VPP-1MA-PC Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, 7mm Bushing, DPDT Switch
Push-pull pot. 7mm bushing. 1 meg, ¼" solid metal shaft. Used in many Fender® applications.
$2.89
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Originally: $3.25
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