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 - Fender®, 250kΩ, Knurled Shaft, Push-Pull
250K ohm (audio taper), push-pull DPDT, split shaft. Made in Korea.
Potentiometer - Dunlop, Super Pot, Solid Shaft, 250kΩ
The Super Pots from Dunlop are high quality, high performance, volume and tone pots designed and built to last a lifetime. These pots are resistant to dust and corrosion so they will provide smooth performance without the noise and scratchiness associated with normal run of the mill pots. Dunlop tested these pots past the 7 million turn mark. With results like that, these may be the last pots you ever have to put in your instrument.
- 250K Audio taper
- Solid shaft
- Proprietary technology
- Resistant to dust and corrosion
Potentiometer - Peavey, 100kΩ, Dual, Bracket
100K Dual Reverse Audio with bracket.
Potentiometer - Dunlop Hot Potz, 470 kΩ
Used in Jimi Hendrix's WAH and Dunlop volume pedal. 470 kΩ. Original Dunlop replacement part.
Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, J Taper, Solid Shaft, Control
Original Fender solid shaft 250K potentiometer with J taper. 3/8-32 threading. The resistance between wiper and cold lug measures about 25% at half-way shaft rotation.
Potentiometer - Bourns, 500kΩ Audio, Knurled, Dual Mini
Bourns Mini Carbon Element, DPDT Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Split Shaft. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. Solder lugs.
- 17mm Body Diameter
- 300° rotation
- Power Rating: 0.1 watt
- ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
- DPDT Push-Pull Switch
- ⅜" Bushing Length
- Tolerance: ±20 %
- Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
- Bourns Series Number PDB183-GTR21
Potentiometer - Precision Electronics, Linear, 28mm
Linear, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
Starting at $5.50
Potentiometer - 500kΩ, Linear, Knurled Long, 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)
- 75" bushing length
- 38"-.52" shaft length.
Potentiometer - PMT, CTS, Audio, Variable Treble Bleed, ⅜"
The V-Treb Variable Treble Bleed Circuit for guitar and bass is available pre-installed on high quality volume pots from CTS and Bourns. The circuit 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. The V-Treb circuit also also available separately for use on any other volume pot.
Potentiometer - Fender®, 250kΩ, Pan, MN Taper, Solid Shaft
Genuine Fender® 250K pan pot with center detent. Pan pots are also known as balance pots. Solid shaft with 3/8” bushing. Mounting hardware not included. See R-VNUT-38 for a compatible nut and washer.
Potentiometer - Dunlop, MXR, 47K, PC mount
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for Dunlop/ MXR pedals. PC mount, 47K audio taper, knurled shaft.
PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Right Angle Potentiometer
Package of 5Small PCB adapter boards to convert PCB mount 9mm right angle pots to wired panel mount pots. These adapters are great for tight builds allowing for more densely populated panels than 16mm options. They’re also a great way to incorporate sealed potentiometers into builds where larger sized options would be cost prohibitive.
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled, Conductive Polymer
Linear, .75" bushing length. Conductive polymer, 0.625" W x 0.625" L x 0.5" D body. ¼" watt, 300° rotation. ¼" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing. Knurled split shaft.
Starting at $8.75
Potentiometer - PMT, Dual Mode Tone Control
The DMT is a passive dual mode guitar tone control designed specifically for electric guitars that can operate in either HIGH PASS or LOW PASS modes greatly expanding the instruments tonal possibilities without the use of a battery or active electronics. Micro switches on the circuit board provide the user the ability to select one of two different frequency ranges for both high and low pass modes. Easy installation with no capacitors or other parts needed. Replace the tone control in you guitar with one that you will actually use!
Starting at $19.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents, 100K
Audio taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-BX-11DET for linear taper versions.
Potentiometer - Fender, 1MΩ, J Taper, Solid Shaft, Panel Mount
Pot, Solid Shaft, 1M J Taper
Potentiometer - Peavey, 50K, Linear, Wire Wound, 30 Detents
50K Linear, wire wound, XL shaft. 30 detents evenly-spaced throughout its rotation. Mounting hardware not included.
Potentiometer - 20kΩ, Linear, Slide
20K linear slide potentiometer, center detent.
Potentiometer - Peavey, 50K, Linear, Switch
50K Linear, with push/pull switch. Mounting hardware not included.
Trimmer - Bourns, 3352K, Single-Turn, Side Adjust, 1KΩ
Bourns 3352 - ⅜” Round Trimpot. This 1KΩ trimmer features a vertical PCB mount.
- Single-Turn / Cermet / Industrial / Open Frame
- Stable cermet element offers infinite resolution
- Very low profile
- 3352K pin style
- Thumb and screwdriver adjustment
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.
Potentiometer - Audio, Knurled Shaft, Sealed, 24mm
Audio taper, knurled split shaft, sealed body 24mm potentiometer
Potentiometer - PMT, Humbucker Control, Coil Filters
The HCP Humbucker Control Pot is a dual mode variable coil tap selector for electric guitars and basses that eliminates the additional switches associated with coil splitting a pair of humbuckers. In TAP mode, rotating the pot counterclockwise fades from humbuckers to outer coils (neck pickup South coil & bridge pickup North coil). Pulling the HCP control up and rotating it counterclockwise fades from humbuckers to inner coils (neck pickup North coil & bridge pickup South coil). Tonal control is expanded with the unique ability to coil tap both humbuckers in varying amounts. In COIL FILTER mode, turning the HCP control applies varying amounts of a specially tuned high frequency filter to only one coil of the selected coils of the humbuckers (either North or South coils can be filtered). This makes each pickup a single coil at high frequencies and a humbucker at lower frequencies which produces a sound similar to a pair of single coils but with a stronger, fuller tone and 50% less noise than coil tapping.
Potentiometer - PMT, Audio, Variable Treble Bleed, ¾"
Precision Music Technologies V-Treb with 500KA CTS pot – Variable Treble Bleed Bypass Circuit. Made in USA. The V-Treb variable treble bleed/bypass circuit 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. Pot: 24 mm body diameter, ¼” knurled split shaft. Bushing diameter = 3/8”, Bushing Length = 3/4”. PCB dimentions: 1.06” x 0.46” x 0.07”