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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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Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 100K B
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 100K B
Fender Snap In Pot 100K B Taper Brand New. Genuine Fender 0037600000. Our current stock is raw parts so no Fender packaging.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 100K B Taper
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 100K B Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 100k B Taper 100K, B Taper, 1/4" diameter 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs. Our current stock is raw parts so no Fender packaging.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 1M 20% Audio
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 1M 20% Audio
Fender Snap In Pot 1M 20% Audio Fender part number 0036966000.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 1M 30A, Short Shaft
Price: $7.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 1M 30A, Short Shaft
Fender Short Shaft 1M 30A Snap in Pot Fender part number 0069298000.
 Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K 30A
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K 30A
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K 30A
Fender Snap In Pot 250K 30A 250K 30A pot, 1/4" round solid shaft. Genuine Fender 0037597049.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K 50% Detent
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K 50% Detent
Fender Snap In Pot 250K 50% Detent 250K Pot, 1/4" 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K Audio
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K Audio
Fender Snap In Pot 250K Audio 250K Audio Taper, 1/4" shaft for set screw knobs.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K, 30C Taper
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 250K, 30C Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 250K 30C 250K 30C Taper, 1/4" 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs. Genuine Fender Part Number 0027949000. Our current stock is raw parts so no Fender packaging.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K 2B with Detent
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K 2B with Detent
Fender Snap In Mini Pot 25K 2B with Detent 25K Linear Taper Center Detented, 1/4" 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs. Has center detent/stop at around 12.5K. Genuine Fender.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K B
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K B
Fender Snap In Pot 25K B Taper Fender part number 0049402000.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K B Taper
Price: $7.95
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 25K B Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 25K B Taper 25K B Taper. 1/4" shaft for set screw knobs.Genuine Fender Part Number 0041510000.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 3M 10C
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 3M 10C
Fender Snap In Pot 3 Meg 10C 3 meg pot. 1/4" solid shaft. Brand New. Genuine Fender 0037601000. UPC 717669107499. Our current supply came from Fender as raw parts so no packaging.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 15A Taper
Price: $7.95
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 15A Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 50K 15A Taper 50K 15A Taper. 1/4" diameter 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 2B Linear Taper Center Detented
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 2B Linear Taper Center Detented
Fender Snap In Pot 50K 2B Linear Taper Center Detented 50K Linear Taper Center Detented, 1/4" diameter 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs. Has center detent/stop at 25K.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 30C Audio Taper
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot 50K 30C Audio Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 50K 30C Audio Taper 50K Audio Taper, 1/4" diameter 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs.
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot, 10K Audio
Price: $8.99
Fender Amp Pot, Snap In Pot, 10K Audio
Fender Snap In Pot, 10K Audio Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp Clean Channel Middle 10K Snap In Potentiometer Pot
Fender Bass Pot, 100K B Center Detent
Price: $5.99
Fender Bass Pot, 100K B Center Detent
Fender Control Pot 100K B Center Detent Made for Fender by CTS. Brand New. Genuine Fender 0049443000.
Fender Bass Pot, 250K Alpha Pan Pot
Price: $7.00
Fender Bass Pot, 250K Alpha Pan Pot
Fender Bass 250K Alpha Pan Pot 250K Alpha Pan Pot! Solid 1/4" shaft for standard USA set screw knobs. Fender Part Number 0049441000. Mounting hardware nut and beauty washer are included.
Fender Bass Pot, 250K Alpha Pan Pot, 3/8
Price: $5.75
Fender Bass Pot, 250K Alpha Pan Pot, 3/8
Fender Pan Alpha 250K 3/8 Pot Fender 250K Control Pan Alpha – 3/8, Genuine Fender 0056162000, UPC 717669160821. Fender 250K Dual Control Pan Alpha, 3/8" bushing, 1/4" solid shaft for set screw knobs. Our current stock came as raw parts so no packaging.
Fender Bass Pot, 500K Alpha Pan Pot
Price: $5.98
Fender Bass Pot, 500K Alpha Pan Pot
Fender Bass 500K Alpha Pan Pot. Genuine Fender 500K Alpha Pan Pot. Solid 1/4" shaft for standard USA set screw knobs. Mounting hardware nut and beauty washer are included. Brand New. Genuine Fender 0056097000.
Fender Bass Pot, 500K Linear Taper 1/4" Solid Shaft Alpha Pot
Price: $5.79
Fender Bass Pot, 500K Linear Taper 1/4" Solid Shaft Alpha Pot
Fender 500K Linear Taper 1/4" Solid Shaft Alpha Pot Solid 1/4" shaft for standard USA set screw knobs. Body of pot measures .651" diameter. Mounting hardware nut and beauty washer are included. Brand New. Fender 0062920000.
Fender Bass Pot, Mini Control Pot, 250K Split Shaft with Sleeve
Price: $19.99
Fender Bass Pot, Mini Control Pot, 250K Split Shaft with Sleeve
Fender Mini Control Pot, 250K Split Shaft with Sleeve Fender part 0053211049. This pot was used on the California Series Precision Bass Special and Hot Rod Precision Jazz (P/J) Basses. Brand New Genuine Fender 0053211049.
Fender Jackson 250k Audio Pot
Price: $9.00
Fender Jackson 250k Audio Pot
Fender 250k Audio Pot for Jackson Guitar 9280410005
Fender Jaguar Pots Solid Shaft 1 Meg Tone & Volume, Set of Two
Price: $13.98
Fender Jaguar Pots Solid Shaft 1 Meg Tone & Volume, Set of Two
Fender Jaguar Solid Shaft One Meg Tone & Volume Pots, Set of Two The one meg audio taper pot is used for both Volume and Tone in the USA Vintage Series and old original '60s Fender Jaguars. This value was also used in many '70s Teles.
Fender Jazz Bass "Stack Knob" Dual Concentric 500K/250K Pot
Price: $8.79
Fender Jazz Bass "Stack Knob" Dual Concentric 500K/250K Pot
Fender Jazz Bass Dual 500K/250K Pot Fender '62 'stack knob' Jazz Bass tone and volume dual 500K/250K pot, audio taper, made by CTS. Exact replacement part for USA reissue Jazz Bass. Concentric shafts, brass threaded mounting collar. 0019268049.
Fender Jazzmaster / Strat 1 Meg Audio Taper Pot, Split Shaft
Price: $5.49
Fender Jazzmaster / Strat 1 Meg Audio Taper Pot, Split Shaft
Fender Jazzmaster/Strat 1 Meg Audio Taper Pot Fender 1 MEG audio taper pot for Jazzmasters, Strats and maybe even other guitars, splined shaft for traditional push-on knobs, CTS quality, brass threaded collar as found on some pre-CBS pots. 0054032049.
Fender Jazzmaster Jaguar Mini Tone Pot 50K Linear
Fender Jazzmaster Jaguar Mini Tone Pot 50K Linear
Price: $7.99
Fender Jazzmaster Jaguar Mini Tone Pot 50K Linear
Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar Mini Tone Pot 50K Linear Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar mini tone control pot, 50K linear. As found on American Vintage Series guitars. Fender 0054458049.
Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar Mini Volume Pot 1 Meg Linear
Fender Jazzmaster Jaguar Mini Volume Pot 1 Meg Linear
Price: $7.99
Fender Jazzmaster Jaguar Mini Volume Pot 1 Meg Linear
Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar Mini Volume Pot 1 Meg Linear Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar mini volume control pot, one meg. linear. As found on American Vintage Series instruments. Brand New. Genuine Fender 0054457000.
Fender Jazzmaster Pot, 1 Meg Linear Volume Pot, Split Shaft, One
Price: $12.99
Fender Jazzmaster Pot, 1 Meg Linear Volume Pot, Split Shaft, One
Fender CTS 1 Meg Linear Volume Pot, Split Shaft, One Pot Commonly used as the Volume control in Jazzmasters although some Strat players also prefer this value and taper. Fender 0054453049.
Fender Pot, 1 Meg Solid Shaft Audio
Fender Pot, 1 Meg Solid Shaft Audio
Price: $6.99
Fender Pot, 1 Meg Solid Shaft Audio
Fender CTS 1 Meg Solid Shaft Pot For Teles, Jaguar, Amps, Etc. The same 1 meg (one million ohms...) solid shaft pot is used for either Volume or Tone control in guitars (e.g. Jaguar, '70's Telecaster) and amps. 0019066049.
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