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-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-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-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
$4.50
R-VAV-AX Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical
Audio taper (log), 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-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
$3.75
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
R-VADAPT-25 Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 6mm or 18T shaft to ¼"
This brass adapter sleeve converts a 6mm shaft potentiometer or 18T knurled shaft potentiometer to 1/4" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for 1/4" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. 1/4" tall.
$0.53
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-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-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.
$6.95
R-V38-XL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
Standard fit for most vintage American made tube amps.
$1.70
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
$2.80
R-V10KL-BP-FND Potentiometer - CTS, 10K, Linear, Bias Trimmer, Screw
CTS 10K linear bias potentiometer. This panel mount trimpot is used in many Fender® amplifiers.

Please note: This potentiometer does not include the washer and nut. If you would like to purchase the washer and nut, see our part number R-VNUT-38
$3.25
R-VAXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper.
$1.55
R-VCXA-SP14 Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¼" Bushing
CTS pots with a shorter ¼” bushing length that is perfect for pickguard mounted pots. These pots reduce the gap between the pickguard and bottom of the knob for a clean, near flush look. The shaft is a fine (24 tooth) knurl. Nut and lock washer are included.
The Series 450G Guitar Potentiometer is the same robust high-quality guitar potentiometer that has become the industry standard for top guitar manufacturers. Featuring reduced shaft wobble, low noise output, and smooth rotational feel, the Series 450G is supplied with standard tin-plated rear cover and solder lug terminals.
$4.50
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-VXL-M-16 Potentiometer - Linear, 16mm, Marshall Style
Marshall style linear taper 16mm potentiometer with 7mm bushing. Knurled split shaft.
$1.25
R-VA2XXA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ¼" watt, 250VDC rating. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
R-VSHL-BX Potentiometer - Song Huei, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For center notched linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
$0.80
R-VC-NUT Nut - CTS, 3/8-32, Nickel, for 450 Series Potentiometers
Replacement nut for CTS 450 series potentiometers and others.
  • 3/8-32 threading
  • Sold individually
$0.35
R-VA2XXL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Dual
24 mm carbon composition. 300° rotation. ½" watt, 500VDC rating. Linear taper. ¼" diameter shaft.
$2.85
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
$4.95
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-V-COVER-X Dust Cover - Rubber covering for Potentiometers, black
Black dust cover for use with 16mm or 24mm potentiometers. These covers slide over the back of the pot covering the holes and gaps to help prevent dust from accumulating inside avoiding potential repairs and replacing down the road. The dust cover is made of a soft rubbery material and is easy to install on standard 24mm and 16mm pots.
Starting at $0.85