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N.O.S. Clarostat 389N500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.

Clarostat Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
Item Number: 389 N 500
Manufacturer: Clarostat
Manufacturer Part No: 389N500
Clarostat 389-N Series 500 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 500" Stamped On The Original Individual Box.

I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot. The "389-N" series pots feature a .125" diameter solid shaft; pot shaft has a slot on the end for screwdriver adjustment. Pot body measures .529" X .515", height of body approx. .438". Metal part of body looks like stainless steel. Three thin blades are typically soldered into a PC board but could also be carefully bent into lugs for hard wiring. This type of pot is commonly used in calibrated electronic test gear. Guitar effects builders find them useful too; these are small enough to build into even small stop boxes. These are very high quality SEALED pots, much better than what you usually see in modern musical electronics. Clarostat pots were frequently used in military electronics, fancy test gear, scientific equipment, wherever high performance and reliability were the ticket. Probably made in Dover, New Hampshire USA, looks like '80s vintage. Complete with mounting hardware.

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