CTS USA Potentiometer with True Vintage Audio Taper / Dish Back
Values of 250k Split Shaft / 250k Solid Shaft / 500k Short Shaft / 500k Long Shaft
All fitted with a nut, washer and star toothed locking washer and an additional nut on the 500k long shaft pot for height adjustment.
We use CTS potentiometers as standard on our Wiring Harnesses, simply because they are the best. We also use CTS pots in our workshop for our clients guitar upgrades and for our Axeify guitar upgrading services, read more here > By investing in CTS potentiometers you will get many more hours of use due to the durability of the product.
CTS 250K vintage audio taper potentiometer, short bushing .250″, 3/8″ diameter, pickguard mount
CTS 250k Ohm true vintage audio taper (30% Log) potentiometer. Dished back, split/knurled shaft, short 6.4mm length bushing, original spec for vintage Stratocaster guitars.
CTS 250K vintage audio taper potentiometer, solid shaft, short bushing .250″, 3/8″ diameter, dished
CTS 250k Ohm true vintage audio taper (30% Log) potentiometer. Dished back, solid shaft, short 6.4mm length bushing, original spec for vintage Telecaster guitars.
CTS 500K vintage audio taper potentiometer, standard length bushing .375″, 3/8″ diameter, dished back
CTS 500k Ohm true vintage audio taper (30% Log) potentiometer. Dished back, split/knurled shaft, medium 9.5mm lenght bushing, original spec for Gibson Les Paul or PRS guitars.
CTS 500K vintage audio taper potentiometer, long bushing .750″, 3/8″ diam. for thick/carved top, dished. (fitted with additional nut)
CTS 500k Ohm true vintage audio taper (30% Log) 24mm Dished back potentiometer. Split/knurled shaft, long 19mm bushing, original specs for vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars
Typically, 250k Solid shaft fits a Telecaster 250k Split shaft fits a Stratocaster, 500k Short Shaft & Long Shafts fit most hollowbody, Les Pauls etc.
250K pots are used for single coil pickups and 500K pots for humbucker pickups. The bigger the resistance value, the brighter the sound will be / less highs will bleed off.
The taper of a pot refers to the way its resistance changes as the shaft is rotated. Highly thought after and true audio vintage tone taper. If you are building a guitar to old spec or upgrading a guitar to a vintage classic, True Vintage Audio Taper pots are the answer to your requirements.
Highly thought after and true vintage looking pots. If you are building a guitar to old spec or upgrading a guitar to a vintage classic, dish back pots are what you should consider.
A split, knurled shaft will hold most knobs. Sometimes the knob is mounted using a set screw. You should order a solid shaft pot, or align the set screw with the split for correct mounting.
The standard bushing diameter is 3/8″ or 9,5mm, used in most made in USA guitars. Another industry standard is M8, as used by guitar builders outside of the USA. When space is limited mini pots are used with a shaft diameter of 7mm. The standard bushing length is .375″ for inch type pots and 10mm for metric type pots. Using two nuts it is very easy to set the correct bushing length for knob placement. Specially for pickguard (ST, PB) or control plate mount (TE, JB) the .250″ short bushing will fit perfectly using only one nut. For use with a thick or carved top (LP USA) you should order a bushing length of .750″.
CTS is (and has been since the 50’s) a factory standard for most USA brands like Fender and Gibson.
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