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-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-VC-KA-SP Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, 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-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-V38-10TOL-XL Potentiometer - 10% Tolerance, Linear, ⅜" Bushing
24mm, solder lug potentiometers with 10% resistance tolerance. These ⅜” bushing pots have a linear taper and the solid shaft fits 6.35mm (¼”) knobs. For audio taper versions, see R-V38-10TOL-XA.
$2.95
R-VSHL-AX Potentiometer - Song Huei, Audio, 9mm, Tall
Audio 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 linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX. For center notched, linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
$0.80
R-VSHL-BX-CN 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.
$0.80
R-V38-10TOL-XA Potentiometer - 10% Tolerance, Audio, ⅜" Bushing
24mm, solder lug potentiometers with 10% resistance tolerance. These ⅜” bushing pots have an audio taper and the solid shaft fits 6.35mm (¼”) knobs. For linear taper versions, see R-V38-10TOL-XL.
$2.95
R-VSN-XL-SS Potentiometer - Linear, Solid Shaft, Snap-In, Bracket
Linear. 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.
$1.35
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
P-ECB-255 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
R-V500K-SP Potentiometer - Fender®, 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled Shaft
500k ohm, audio taper. Split Shaft
$6.95
R-VPV-XL-B Potentiometer - Peavey, Linear, Mini, Bracket
Linear 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.
$4.25
R-VPEC-A Potentiometer - Precision Electronics, Audio, Slotted Shaft
Audio, 28mm potentiometer with slotted solid shaft, made by Precision Electronics. 10% tolerance. 2 watts.
$23.95
R-VDSP250S 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
$13.95
R-VSN-1MA Potentiometer - Fender®, 1MΩ, J Taper, Control, Snap-In
Original Fender® snap-in, control potentiometer, 1 meg, J taper.
$4.15
R-VB2 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
R-V250KJ-SS 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.
$7.95
R-VXA-M-16 Potentiometer - Audio, 16mm, Marshall Style
Audio, 16mm, 7mm bushing, knurled split shaft
$1.25
R-V50KA-SP-EC Potentiometer - Fender, 50kΩ, Audio, Split Shaft, ¼" Bushing
Tone control for Eric Clapton mod kit. Original Fender, 50K Audio, Split Shaft, 1/4" Bushing
$5.25
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”)
  • Busing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
Starting at $1.25
R-VPP-XA Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, DPDT, 7mm Bushing
Push-Pull Solder Lug, 7mm bushing, DPDT, ¼" shaft, audio.
$3.25
R-V250K-PAN 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.
$4.95
R-VSN-XC-SS 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.
$1.35
P-201 Trimmer - CTS, Series 201, Single-Turn, Vertical Mount, 50KΩ
CTS 201 Series trimmer potentiometer. This 50KΩ trimpot features a vertical PCB mount. Features:
  • Miniature size — knob 19/32" (15.08mm) diameter
  • Printed circuit mounting with knob perpendicular to printed circuit board
  • 20% resistance tolerance
  • Knob slotted for screwdriver adjustment
  • Reliable CTS composition resistance element
$1.50