Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Dual Mini, Push-Pull

Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Dual Mini, Push-Pull

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Mini Carbon Element, Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Solid Shaft. 17 mm body diameter. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. DPDT, 6mm shaft diameter. Solder lugs. ⅜" 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. This application note addresses utilization of the PDB183-GTR21 to enable split-coil pickup switching in electric guitar humbucking pickups. Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR21 Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch is designed to allow the guitarist switching capability and volume or tone controls with a single 18 mm package size potentiometer. The potentiometer is designed with a single shaft that is used to activate the Double-Pole, Double-Throw (DPDT) switch and to adjust the potentiometer. The DPDT switch can be wired for various switch functions.

Features:

  • Carbon element DPDT push-pull switch
  • 6mm Solid Shaft
  • 3/8" Bushing Width
  • 3/8" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Power Rating: 0.1 watt
  • Bourns Series Number: PDB183-GTR21
SKU:
R-VB2
Item ID:
003821
Application:
Brand:
Bourns
Resistance:
Shaft:
Taper:
Termination Style:
Type/Size:
RoHS Compliant
Part Numbers
ResistanceOur Part NumberUPC/EANBourns Part Number
250 kΩR-VB2-250KAPPSS609722126076 PDB183-GTR Series
500 kΩR-VB2-500KAPPSS609722126083 PDB183-GTR Series
Product Measurements by Type
Body Depth1.0 in.
Body Diameter0.67 in.
Bushing Length0.38 in.
Power Rating0.1 W
Shaft Diameter6mm
Shaft Length250 kΩ versionR-VB2-250KAPPSS0.338 in.
500 kΩ versionR-VB2-500KAPPSS0.38 in.
Shaft Rotation300°
Tolerance±20%
U.S. Thread Major Diameter0.375 in.
U.S. Thread Pitch32 tpi.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions1.9 in. × 1.1 in. × 0.8 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.037 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
R-VB2-250KAPPSS - 250 kΩ versionBody Depth1.0 in.
Body Diameter0.67 in.
Bushing Length0.38 in.
Power Rating0.1 W
Shaft Diameter6mm
Shaft Length0.338 in.
Shaft Rotation300°
Tolerance±20%
U.S. Thread Major Diameter0.375 in.
U.S. Thread Pitch32 tpi.
R-VB2-500KAPPSS - 500 kΩ versionBody Depth1.0 in.
Body Diameter0.67 in.
Bushing Length0.38 in.
Power Rating0.1 W
Shaft Diameter6mm
Shaft Length0.38 in.
Shaft Rotation300°
Tolerance±20%
U.S. Thread Major Diameter0.375 in.
U.S. Thread Pitch32 tpi.

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Questions and Answers

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Asked by Anonymous on November 8th, 2016.
Matt H.
November 8th, 2016
Staff Member
No, this is a push-pull dual gang pot. Yes the two rows of terminals are doubles. Basically it can change two separate resistances at once or work in a stereo application.
Asked by Anonymous on August 21st, 2018.
BradWbr
August 21st, 2018
Staff Member
We can verify that this can be used to change tone caps in a circuit, although we do not provide technical support. We advise you consult a tech to provide advice and suggestions for how one would wire this pot to achieve the desired results.
Asked by Anonymous on October 26th, 2018.
CurtisG
October 29th, 2018
This potentiometer is DPDT but it is not concentric.
Asked by rsplayhouse on July 27th, 2019.
BradWbr
July 30th, 2019
Staff Member
There are many different models of a Fender Precision bass, but this shouldn't have a problem fitting in any of them. There may be exceptions to this rule, and if you are still concerned about a proper fit, you can compare the measurements of your bass with those provided in the data sheet above.
Asked by Anonymous on May 28th, 2020.
MikeT
May 28th, 2020
Staff Member
Bourns does not provide a current rating for the switch. This is likely due to them being designed for guitars which typically use passive electronics.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
- May 27th, 2020
5 out of 5

Ordered this dual-ganged pot to modify a 2015 Marshall JVM 205C amplifier, adding a variable Negative Feedback control to effectively alter it's sound to allow the amp to be more flexible in it's use. After design, I soldered some other choice components on it and it worked as described the first time in the circuit. The pot is a tad scratchy, but works well enough to be a keeper.