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
Trimmer - Centralab, Variable Resistor for Fuzz Bias, Side Adjust, 15kΩ
New old stock variable resistors made by Centralab. These differ from most trimmers since the wiper is connected to the end of the track making it only usable as a variable resistor. These variable resistors have two very long leads making them a great choice for point to point builds in addition to PCB mounting. The old design looks great in vintage style builds. Note: The trimmer can only be adjusted by pushing the small kink at the end of the wiper.
$0.99
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.
$8.50
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).
$0.79
PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Right Angle Potentiometer
Package of 5
Small 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.
$2.25
PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Vertical Potentiometer
Package of 5
Small PCB adapter boards to convert PCB mount 9mm vertical 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.
$2.25
Trimmer - Piher, Single Turn, Top Adjust, Horizontal PCB Mount, 25kΩ
25kΩ Piher PT-15 15mm carbon trimmer potentiometers. These trimmers are used in a variety of amps and equipment and mount horizontally to the PCB with a slotted top adjustment. Features:
  • Carbon resistive element
  • Dust proof enclosure
  • Polyester substrate
$1.39
Potentiometer - Peavey, Audio, Mini, Bracket, 1 MΩ
Audio snap-in style pot with bracket, PC mount, 17 mm body diameter, 7 mm bushing diameter (M7 x 0.75), 5 mm split knurled shaft. Mounting hardware not included.
$12.50
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.
$11.30
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, D-Shaft
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm D shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
$1.50
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft linear potentiometers. These pots are 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: Linear
Starting at $0.95
Potentiometer - GØRVA, Audio, 16mm, Right Angle PCB, Solid Shaft
High-quality pcb mount audio 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.
  • Right-angle PCB mount
  • Audio taper
  • +/- 10% tolerance
  • ¼” (6.35mm) solid shaft
  • Machine-pressed dust seal
  • High quality wiper material
  • Low residual resistance

For linear taper right-angle PCB mount pots see R-VGORVA-BX-PC. For audio taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-AX-SL. For linear taper solder lug pots see R-VGORVA-BX-SL.
$1.45
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Linear 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 - Fender, 250K, Solid Shaft, No Load
250K ohm, solid shaft, no load. 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 reduces 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.
$7.45
Nut - Fender, Hex Type, for Potentiometers
Package of 12
Hex nut for Fender® potentiometers. Package of 12.
$4.45
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 50KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.85
Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Splined Nylon Shaft
24mm, ½" watt, ⅜" bushing, ¼" splined nylon shaft for set screw or push-on knob. for most US made amps.
$3.55
Potentiometer - Dunlop, 470K kΩ for JH-F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzzface
Genuine Dunlop replacement potentiometer for Jimi Hendrix JH-F1 Fuzz Face. 470 kΩ, Audio taper, solid plastic shaft. Made In U.K.
$5.95
Potentiometer - Peavey, 50K, Linear, Switch
50K Linear, with push/pull switch. Mounting hardware not included.
$12.95
Nut - for Marshall, Hex Type, M9, for Potentiometers
Package of 5
Replacement nut for Marshall snap in style pots with M9 bushing.
$0.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm T18 knurled shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.75
Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 24mm
Knurled split shaft, audio. 24 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. 1/4" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing.
$12.95
Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Audio, 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"
  • Tolerance: 20%
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$5.45