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.
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.
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
Nut & Washer - Panel, for ⅜" Potentiometers
Replacement nut and washer for pots with a ⅜" bushing diameter.
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
Nut & Washer - for M7x0.75 Potentiometers
Replacement nut for Marshall style pots with 7mm bushing. Sold individually
Finishing Nut - For ⅜” Jacks and Pots, ⅜”-32 UNEF-2AHigh quality plated ⅜” nuts for jacks and potentiometers. These nuts are perfect for amplifier, pedal and synthesizer builds with high aesthetics or color theming. The ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A threading fits many ⅜” bushing parts such as Switchcraft ¼” jacks and CTS pots.
Package of 5
Starting at $0.59
Dress Nut - Befaco, Bananuts, for M7 Pots
Larger threaded black Bananuts for mounting potentiometers or other hardware with M7 bushings. These nuts look great beneath smaller sized knobs.
Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 4mm shaft to 6mm
This nickel-plated steel adapter sleeve converts a 4mm shaft potentiometer to 6mm shaft, allowing for 6mm knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. An additional 6mm to 6.35mm adapter R-VADAPT-25 can then be used to fit 1/4” knobs (sold seperately).
Tool - Potentiometer Cleaning Cap, Aluminum
Potentiometer cleaning caps for use with aerosol cleaners such as DeoxIT. This is a great tool for difficult to clean potentiometers such as those on hollow body guitars and certain amp chassis. The design pushes the spray in through the bushing of the potentiometer removing the need to access the back of the potentiometer. To use: Remove the knob and thread the cleaning cap onto the potentiometer. If there is enough bushing, attach the rubber o-ring first. If not, simply thread the cleaning cap onto the bushing and place a rag around it. Using a rag is recommended with and without the o-ring. Insert the DeoxIT straw into the small hole on the side of the cleaning cap. Cover the open end with your finger and spray. The cleaning solution is directed to the shaft of the pot where it can seep in. You can turn split shaft pots with a screwdriver through the open end to help move the cleaner around inside the pot.
Dust Cover - Plastic covering for 16mm Potentiometers, Clear
Clear dust cover for use with 16mm 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. These covers are a great choice for tight builds to help insulate the PCB or other parts from the backs of potentiometers. The dust cover is made of clear hard plastic and is easy to install on Alpha 16mm pots.
Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts .125” shaft to ¼"
This nickel-plated brass adapter sleeve converts a 0.125 in. (3.17mm) shaft potentiometer to ¼" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for ¼" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. The cutout on the sleeve allows the set screw of the knob to secure directly to the shaft of the pot. Depending on the knob used, a longer set screw can be required.
Nut - Switchcraft, Knurled Nut, 3/8”-32
Genuine Switchcraft ⅜” knurled nut commonly used on ¼” jacks. This nickel plated knurled nut has a ⅜”-32 threading and offers a clean look on builds using these nuts. The ⅜”-32 threading fits other hardware with matching threading such as CTS potentiometers.
Washer - Fender®, Lock Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12Lock washer for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
Nut - M8x0.75 hex, for potentiometers / switches / jacks
Package of 5M8 x 0.75 threaded hex nut. For use on potentiometers, switches, and jacks.
Solder Lug - ⅜” Hole, Locking Washer
Package of 10Angled solder terminal on a locking washing for ⅜” bushings. Perfect for adding chassis ground connections on switches, jacks, pots, and any other ⅜” bushing part.
Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
Nut - for Marshall, Hex Type, M9, for Potentiometers
Package of 5Replacement nut for Marshall snap in style pots with M9 bushing.
Nut & Washer - Panel, for ⅜" Potentiometers and Jacks
Package of 100Replacement nut and washer for pots and jacks that feature a ⅜" bushing with 3/8-32 threading. Sold in packs containing 100 nuts and 100 washers.