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A pot is variable resistor. Most common guitar pots have a layer of conductive carbon deposited on a non-conductive phenolic plastic base. A metal "wiper" sweeps along this carbon variable resistance path as the pot shaft is rotated, allowing us to change the resistance and thus choose the level of attenuation. The density pattern of the carbon deposit determines the taper of the pot. A linear taper pot changes resistance evenly; at about half rotation (12 o'clock) you'll get roughly half the total resistance of the pot. An audio (A.K.A. "logarithmic") taper pot works differently; you'll have to turn it up to about three quarters rotation to measure one half of the resistance value of the pot. Try this yourself with an audio taper pot, a linear taper pot and an ohm meter. Looking down at the top of the pot with the solder lugs facing away from you, put your two meter probes on the left-most and center solder lug. Now turn the pot all the way counterclockwise and you should measure the total resistance of the pot (e.g. 500K or so...). Now turn the pot shaft clockwise to about half rotation; it helps to have a pointer type knob on the shaft to keep track of the rotation. If you're measuring a linear taper pot, about half rotation should give you half of the total value of the pot. If you turn this linear taper pot up about three quarters rotation you'll measure 20-25% of the total resistance value. When you turn the pot up all the way clockwise you will probably still measure some resistance, say 2 to 60 or so ohms. Now try to measure an audio pot. You find that the resistance changes only 15-20% or so at half rotation, reading half the total resistance value only after you've reached almost three quarters rotation and then it drops rapidly (logarithmically...). Audio taper pots are commonly used when fine adjustment is needed at lower listening levels. There are many other pot tapers available. In my experience, different examples of even" standard" tapers such as "audio" can vary quite a bit in how they feel to a guitarist. Here again, experimentation with different pots may be worthwhile. Remember that a pot is not an amplifier; it can only attenuate signal.
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CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 2, Matched
Price: $17.99
CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 2, Matched
2 Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots Potentiometers For Stratocaster Strat The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line low torque 10% tolerance pot specifically designed for musical use.
 CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched
CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched
Price: $19.99
CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched
3 Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots For Fender Stratocaster Strat Guitars The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line low torque 10% tolerance pot specifically designed for musical use.
Ernie Ball CTS Solid Shaft 250K Pot
Price: $7.49
Ernie Ball CTS Solid Shaft 250K Pot
Ernie Ball CTS Solid Shaft 250K Pot CTS is the traditional choice for volume and tone control pots in classic electric guitars and basses. Fits USA instruments from the '50s to the present EXACTLY. Proper 250K audio taper, solid .25" shaft.
Ernie Ball CTS Split Shaft 500K Gibson Tone Volume Pot
Price: $7.49
Ernie Ball CTS Split Shaft 500K Gibson Tone Volume Pot
Ernie Ball CTS Split Shaft 500K Gibson Tone Volume Pot One Genuine Ernie Ball CTS 500K Split Shaft Audio Taper Pot For Gibson Les Paul, SG, Explorer, Flying V And Many Other Humbucker Equipped Guitars. CTS is the traditional choice for volume and tone
Ernie Ball CTS Strat Split Shaft 250K Tone Volume Pot
Price: $7.49
Ernie Ball CTS Strat Split Shaft 250K Tone Volume Pot
Ernie Ball CTS Strat Split Shaft 250K Tone Volume Pot One Genuine Ernie Ball CTS 250K Split Shaft Audio Taper Pot For Fender Stratocaster. CTS is the traditional choice for volume and tone control pots in classic Strats. Fits USA instruments from the '50
EVH 250K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot
Price: $11.99
EVH 250K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot
EVH (Eddie Van Halen) 250K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot. Standard sized .25" solid aluminum shaft for traditional set screw knob. 0220831000
EVH 250K High Friction Audio Tone Volume Potentiometer
EVH 250K High Friction Audio Tone Volume Potentiometer
Price: $11.99
EVH 250K High Friction Audio Tone Volume Potentiometer
EVH 250K High Friction Audio Tone Volume Potentiometer Audio taper pot that's seriously harder to turn than a standard CTS control. Maybe this one would be useful if you like to keep your tone or volume control from moving around on stage? 0220836000
EVH 500K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot
EVH 500K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot
Price: $9.99
EVH 500K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot
EVH (Eddie Van Halen) 500K Custom Low Friction Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot Standard sized .25" solid aluminum shaft for traditional set screw knob. Fender 0220835000.
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 2
Price: $29.99
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 2
2 EXACTLY Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Volume And Tone Pots The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line low torque 10% tolerance pot specifically designed for musical use.
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3
Price: $39.99
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3
3 EXACTLY Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line low torque 10% tolerance (range of variation is -10% to +10% of the imprinted value...) pot specifically designed for musical use.
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, 256.4K
Price: $39.99
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, 256.4K
Three Exactly Matched Brand New Genuine CTS 450G Series 250K Audio Taper Split Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pots Fits Fender Stratocaster and Similar Guitars. Matched to 256.4K The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line.
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched to 244.6K
Price: $39.99
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched to 244.6K
Three Exactly Matched Brand New Genuine CTS 450G Series 250K Audio Taper Split Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pots Fits Fender Stratocaster and Similar Guitars. Matched to 244.6K The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line pot.
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched to 249.9K
Price: $39.99
Exactly Matched CTS 450G Split Shaft 250K Pots, Set of 3, Matched to 249.9K
Three Exactly Matched Brand New Genuine CTS 450G Series 250K Audio Taper Split Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pots Fits Fender Stratocaster and Similar Guitars. Matched to 249.9K The brand new 450G Series is CTS's top of the line
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance, One Pot
Price: $5.49
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance, One Pot
Fender Amp Potentiometer By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance 100 Ohm Hum Balance Pot For '65 Twin Reverb Reissue Amp, useful as hum balance pot for other tube amps. Like the bias pot for this model, this one has a short 1/4" threaded brass bushing. 0028421049.
Fender Amp Pot Rotary 50K Linear Pot for SWR
Price: $6.99
Fender Amp Pot Rotary 50K Linear Pot for SWR
Fender Rotary 50K Linear Pot CC for SWR Workingman Pro 315.
Fender Amp Pot, 1 Meg A Champion 600
Price: $6.79
Fender Amp Pot, 1 Meg A Champion 600
Fender Control 1 Meg A Champion 600 Fender part 0073912049.
Fender 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers
Fender Amp Pot, 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount
Fender 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers Fender 250K panel mount potentiometer with solid 1/4" shaft for traditional set screw knobs. Fits Fender and many other amplifiers. 0059713000
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS Made by CTS, has plastic shaft.
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS Made by CTS, has plastic shaft.
Snap In Amp Volume Pot, J Taper, 1 Meg
Fender Amp Pot, '65 Twin Reverb Snap In Volume Pot, J Taper, 1 Meg
Price: $5.99
Fender Amp Pot, '65 Twin Reverb Snap In Volume Pot,  J Taper, 1 Meg
Fender 1 Meg Snap In J Taper Amp Pot Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. Genuine Fender Part. This pot is used a a Volume control in many Fender amps including the '65 Twin Reverb. Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. 0037596049.
Fender Amp Pot, '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1M 20% 10% Log Gain Control Pot
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1M 20% 10% Log Gain Control Pot
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1 Meg Gain Control Pot Dual 1 meg pot. Solid aluminum 1/4" D shaft, shaft length approx. .501" long. Mounting nut and washer included.
Fender Amp Pot, '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100K B
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100K B
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100k 20% Linear 100K linear taper pot with solid aluminum 1/4" D shaft, shaft length approx. .501" long. Mounting nut and washer included. Brand New
Fender Amp Pot, Control 100K 10C
Price: $6.99
Fender Amp Pot, Control 100K 10C
Fender Control 100K 10C Fender part number 0031089000.
Fender Amp Pot, Control 50K 30C
Price: $7.95
Fender Amp Pot, Control 50K 30C
Fender Control 50K 30C Brand New. Genuine Fender 0038658000
Fender Dual 500K/250K Split Shaft Pot
Fender Amp Pot, Dual 500K/250K Split Shaft Pot
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Dual 500K/250K Split Shaft Pot
Fender Dual 500K/250K Split Shaft Pot, 0990847000 Mounting hardware included.
Fender Amp Pot, Rotary 500K Log for SWR
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Rotary 500K Log for SWR
Fender Pot Rotary 500K Log As used on SWR amp, split shaft. 0066755000
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In 250K 10% Audio Taper
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In 250K 10% Audio Taper
Fender Snap In Amp Pot 250K 10% Audio Taper 250K Audio Taper, 1/4" full round shaft for set screw knobs.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In 25K 30C
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In 25K 30C
Fender 25K 30C Snap In Amplifier Potentiometer Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. Brand New. Genuine Fender. Fender 0047031000.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ
Fender Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ Brand New. Genuine Fender 0051020000.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Control 50K B, One Pot
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Control 50K B, One Pot
Fender Snap In Control 50K B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0034719049. UPC 885978546664.
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