Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, No Load

Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, No Load

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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. Unlike the TBX, which [has] a detent at the 5 position and gradually reduce[s] 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.

  • 250K "no-load" potentiometer
  • 3/8" split-shaft design
  • Takes push-on control knob
  • Mounting hardware and .022mf 250V tone capacitor included
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Termination Style:
RoHS Compliant
Product Measurements by Type
Body Depth0.44 in.
Body Diameter0.95 in.
Bushing Length0.25 in.
Resistance250 kΩ
Shaft Diameter0.235 in.
Shaft Length0.38 in.
Shaft Rotation300°
U.S. Thread Major Diameter0.375 in.
U.S. Thread Pitch32 tpi.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions5 in. × 3.1 in. × 1.1 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.041 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 4th, 2015.
November 4th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
With a no-load tone pot when the pot is turned up to 10 it clicks in to place and the pot and cap are removed from the circuit thereby running the pickup hot/full blast. With a standard potentiometer, even at 10 the pot and cap are in the circuit which adds some amount of tonal change to the raw pickup sound.
Asked by Anonymous on October 22nd, 2019.
October 22nd, 2019
Staff Member
This can be used in place of a volume or tone potentiometer on both a guitar and bass, however, the tonal effect (when bypassed) when used as a volume control may not be ideal.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
- May 30th, 2015
5 out of 5

I like the "no load" effect for the pickups tone controls on my Stratocaster. There is a difference in the sound of the pickups when the "no load" pot removes the potentiometer resistance from the circuit. I wish they made these without the indent lock on the potentiometer. It is easy to fix this however but you have to take the potentiometer apart and use a flat head punch and a hammer to whack the indent out of the bottom of the potentiometer base. This is not for everyone but it can be done. I did this before I installed them and it is better. It twists just like a normal pot now.

- April 3rd, 2015
5 out of 5

Excellent quality products, virtually overnight delivery, best prices, what else could you want??