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.
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.
$0.55
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Right Angle
Audio taper (log), right angle, 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
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.
$1.50
Circuit - PMT, Variable Treble Bleed
The V-Treb Variable Treble Bleed Circuit attaches to the bottom of any volume pot and corrects the problem of high frequency losses at reduced volumes by allowing the player to control how bright or warm the tone will get as the volume control is reduced. Turning the trim pot clockwise increases the amount of treble bypass for a brighter sound at reduced volumes. Turning the trim pot counter clockwise reduces the amount of treble bypass for a warmer tone at reduced volumes. With the volume at 10, the V-Treb is removed from the circuit and does not affect the sound.
$10.35
Potentiometer - Song Huei, Center Notched, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft and a notched center position sometimes called a center detent. 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 standard linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX.
$0.86
Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Dual Mini, Push-Pull
Mini Carbon Element, Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Solid Shaft. 17 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. DPDT, 6mm shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" 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.
$7.95
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.
$0.99
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm, 5kΩ
5kΩ reverse audio taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long PCB mount terminals. 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”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$0.79
Potentiometer - Alpha, 1MΩ, Audio, 7mm Bushing, DPDT Switch
Push-pull pot. 7mm bushing. 1 meg, ¼" solid metal shaft. Used in many Fender® applications.
$3.25
Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft, DPDT, Push-Push
DPDT switch, ¼" split knurled shaft, audio taper. 3/8-32 threads, 16mm body diameter. .40" bushing length, .38"-.52" shaft length.
$10.75
Potentiometer - Peavey, Audio, Spider
Peavey Audio Potentiometer, Spider-Style PC Mount Terminals. Knurled, split shaft.
Starting at $4.95
Washer - Fender®, Lock Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Lock washer for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
$4.45
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, linear.
$3.49
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Audio Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, SolidShaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • 6mm solid shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
$2.25
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, audio.
$3.25
Potentiometer - Marshall, Audio, 11mm, PC Mount, Square
Audio taper square body PC mount potentiometer by Marshall. Body width = 11mm
See R-VKG-XL for the Linear taper equivalent
$4.95
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.
$10.85
Potentiometer - GØRVA, Linear, 16mm, Solder Lug, Solid Shaft
High-quality solder lug linear taper 16mm pots from Gorva Design. Gorva Design left no boxes unchecked when engineering their potentiometer lineup. Every element was carefully designed to offer builders an exceptional potentiometer with high durability and tight tolerances. Gorva potentiometers are made with stompboxes in mind but offer the same advantages to amplifiers, synthesizers, studio equipment and other electronics.
  • Solder lug / panel mount
  • Linear taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For audio taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-AX-SL. For audio taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-AX-PC. For linear taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-BX-PC.
$1.45
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.
$6.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, 300kΩ, Linear, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. 300K linear taper.
$1.50
Potentiometer - Precision Electronics, Audio, Slotted Shaft
Audio, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
Starting at $20.95
Potentiometer - Dunlop, Wah, 10 kΩ linear
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for wah/volume.
  • 10 kΩ Linear
  • Gear included
$14.50
Potentiometer - Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm, Snap-In
Reverse Audio (30C). 16mm body size (mini type) Snap-In pot with mounting bracket. Solid Shaft ¼", ⅜" length shaft. 8mm bushing, ¼" bushing length. PC Mount. Nut and washer included.
$1.79
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Audio taper 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled shaft. These pots have right angle PCB mount terminals. 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”)
  • 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”)
$0.95