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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 Pot, 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper
Fender Pot, 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper For Guitars And Amps
Price: $6.99
Fender Pot, 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper For Guitars And Amps
Fender 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper Pot The 500K value is typically used with Teles with humbuckers or other hum cancelling pickups. Fits USA Fender Teles from the early '50s to the present. Solid 1/4" shaft set screw knobs. 0990835000.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B SOSH Bi Tec
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B SOSH Bi Tech
Price: $21.00
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B SOSH Bi Tech
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B SOSH Bi Tec Fender part number 0078979049.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B Split Shaft Bi Tech
Price: $24.00
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot 250K .25B Split Shaft Bi Tech
Fender Pot/Switch S-1 250K .25B Split Shaft Bi Tech Genuine Fender 0078777049.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 250K Solid Shaft, .25B
Price: $24.47
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 250K Solid Shaft, .25B
Fender S-1 Solid Shaft Switch / Pot, 250K, .25B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0061260000.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 250K Split Shaft, .25B
Price: $24.49
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 250K Split Shaft, .25B
Fender S-1 Split Shaft Switch / Pot, 250K, .25B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0061256049.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K Solid Shaft, .25B SOSH
Price: $44.79
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K Solid Shaft, .25B SOSH
Fender S-1 Solid Shaft Switch / Pot, 500K, .25B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0061261000. UPC 717669277901.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K, Solid Shaft, .37B
Price: $44.79
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K, Solid Shaft, .37B
Fender S-1 Solid Shaft Switch / Pot, 500K, .37B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0061263000. UPC 717669388331.
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K, Split Shaft, .25B
Price: $29.99
Fender S-1 Switch / Pot, 500K, Split Shaft, .25B
Fender S-1 Split Shaft Switch / Pot, 500K, .25B Brand New. Genuine Fender 0061257000. UPC 717669277895
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A, 0041913049 250K 10A Taper Snap-In Potentiometer (D-Shaft)
Fender Pot, 250K 10% Taper, Split Shaft Bi Tech
Fender Strat Pot, 250K 10% Taper, Split Shaft Bi Tech
Price: $15.99
Fender Strat Pot, 250K 10% Taper, Split Shaft Bi Tech
Fender Pot, 250K 10% Taper, Split Shaft Bi Tech Fender part 0078779000.
Fender Strat Pot, 250K Push/Pull Pot
Price: $12.99
Fender Strat Pot, 250K Push/Pull Pot
Fender Strat 250K Push/Pull Pot Fender 250K Push/Pull Potentiometers, split shaft. Allows you to incorporate an annoying on/off double-pole, double-throw switch into an instrument without having to drill additional mounting holes. 0992257000
Fender Pot, Strat 250K Split Shaft
Fender Strat Pot, 250K Split Shaft
Price: $6.99
Fender Strat Pot, 250K Split Shaft
Fender Strat Split Shaft 250K Pot Fender Tone and Volume pots for vintage Strats, 250K audio taper, splined shaft for traditional push-on knobs, CTS quality, nickel plated body, diecast aluminum top piece, fit '50s-present guitars. 0990830000.
Fender Strat Pot, 500K Split Shaft
Price: $6.45
Fender Strat Pot, 500K Split Shaft
Fender Strat 500K Pot Fender 500K Audio Potentiometers, split shaft. As used on humbucker equipped Big Apple and Lone Star Strats. The extra long 3/8" solid brass threaded mounting bushing would also fit Les Pauls and other Gibsons just fine. 0990834000.
Fender Strat Pot, Split Shaft 250K No-Load
Price: $7.89
Fender Strat Pot, Split Shaft 250K No-Load
Fender USA Strat Split Shaft 250K No-Load Pot Fits USA Fender Stratocasters from the early '50s to the present. Split 1/4" shaft pot for traditional push-on Strat knobs. Good mounting hardware is included. Manufactured by CTS. 0990832000.
Fender Strat TBX Tone Control
Fender Strat Pot, TBX Tone Control
Price: $11.89
Fender Strat Pot, TBX Tone Control
Fender Strat TBX Tone Control, Fender part 0992052000 Fender TBX Tone Control For Stratocaster. TBX means TREBLE BASS EXPANDER. Fender 0992052000.
Fender Tele Pot, Solid Shaft 250K No-Load
Price: $7.89
Fender Tele Pot, Solid Shaft 250K No-Load
Fender USA Tele Solid Shaft 250K No-Load Pot Fits USA Fender Telecasters from the early '50s to the present. Solid 1/4" shaft pot for traditional set screw Tele knobs. Fender 0990833000. Comes with mounting hardware and capacitor.
Fender Pot, Tele, Bass, Mustang Etc. 250K Solid Shaft Audio Taper
Fender Tele, Bass, Mustang Pot, 250K Solid Shaft Audio Taper
Price: $6.99
Fender Tele, Bass, Mustang Pot, 250K Solid Shaft Audio Taper
Fender 250K Solid Shaft Pot Fender volume and tone control pots, solid shaft for traditional set screw knobs, CTS brand fits instruments from the '50s to the present, proper 250K audio taper. Same pots found on USA vintage reissues. 0990831000.
Gretsch 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper Pot
Price: $7.89
Gretsch 500K Solid Shaft Audio Taper Pot
Gretsch 500K Solid Shaft Pot Genuine Gretsch USA 500K Audio Taper Solid Shaft Volume Or Tone Control Pot. Fits old and new USA Gretsch guitars. Industry standard solid brass 1/4" shaft for set screw fixing knobs. 9221001000
Hex Nuts, CTS Brand For Pots, Jacks Etc., One Dozen
Price: $3.99
Hex Nuts, CTS Brand For Pots, Jacks Etc., One Dozen
Hex nuts for guitar and amplifier pots, jacks etc. Nickel plated steel. These hex nuts will fit most USA Fenders, Gibsons and many, many other USA guitars EXACTLY. No roadie repair kit is compete without a stash of these essential fasteners.
Hex Nuts, Fender Nickel Plated For USA Pots and Jacks, 1 Doz.
Price: $4.69
Hex Nuts, Fender Nickel Plated For USA Pots and Jacks, 1 Doz.
Twelve Genuine Fender Nickel Plated Hex Nuts For U.S.A. Pots and Jacks. Nickel plated steel. Essential parts for guitar and amplifier restoration; fits the pots and jacks found on those great '50s to the present day USA guitars and amps. 0016352049.
Jackson 500K Audio Taper Split Shaft Large Case Potentiometer For Volume Or Tone Control
Price: $9.89
Jackson 500K Audio Taper Split Shaft Large Case Potentiometer For Volume Or Tone Control
Fender Jackson 500K Audio Taper Split Shaft Large Case Pot For Volume Or Tone Control JCH 000540 For push on knobs. 0060234000
Lindy Fralin Blender Pot & Volume Kit For Stratocaster
Price: $15.00
Lindy Fralin Blender Pot & Volume Kit For Stratocaster
Lindy Fralin Blender Pot & Volume Kit For Stratocaster The Blender Pot Mixes the neck and bridge pickup without affecting the operation of the five way pickup selector switch! The Blender Pot is manufactured by CTS. Split shaft just like the other pots.
Lindy Fralin CTS Blender Pot For Fender Stratocaster
Price: $10.00
Lindy Fralin CTS Blender Pot For Fender Stratocaster
Lindy Fralin CTS Blender Pot For Fender Stratocaster Mixes the neck and bridge pickup without affecting the operation of the five-way pickup selector switch! With Lindy Fralin CTS Blender Pot you can control the volume of each pickup.
Lindy Fralin Push Pull Blender Pot
Lindy Fralin Push Pull Blender Pot
Price: $16.00
Lindy Fralin Push Pull Blender Pot
Lindy Fralin Push Pull Blender Pot For Les Paul*, Strats, Teles And Other Fine Guitars. Lindy's new Push Pull Blender Pot gives the player a whole new tonal palette to choose from, and new wiring combinations.
Lindy Fralin Volume Kit for Strat
Lindy Fralin Volume Kit for Strat
Price: $5.00
Lindy Fralin Volume Kit for Strat
Lindy Fralin Volume Kit For Stratocaster. The Fralin Standard Volume Kit includes a .0025uF ceramic disc capacitor and a 220K resistor. Please note this listing is for the Volume Kit Only. Pot not included.
Black Lockwashers
Lockwashers, Black, CTS, 1 Dozen
Price: $2.49
Lockwashers, Black, CTS, 1 Dozen
Lockwashers, Black, CTS, 1 Dozen Black plated steel. Essential parts for guitar and amplifier restoration, building and repairs; fits the CTS pots and Switchcraft jacks found on most USA guitars and amps EXACTLY. Keeps those vital parts TIGHT.
Fender Lockwashers
Lockwashers, Fender Modern Compact Nickel For Fender Pots & Jacks, 1 Dozen
Price: $3.99
Lockwashers, Fender Modern Compact Nickel  For Fender Pots & Jacks, 1 Dozen
Twelve Genuine Fender Compact Modern Nickel Plated Steel Internally Toothed Lock Washers For Fender Etc. Pots & Jacks. Fender 0022384049.
Fender Lockwashers
Lockwashers, Fender Nickel For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12
Price: $4.49
Lockwashers, Fender Nickel For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12
Fender Nickel Lock Washers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12 Bright Nickel plated steel. Fits the CTS pots and Switchcraft jacks found on those great '50s-present USA guitars and amps. Fender 0016436049.
Lockwashers
Lockwashers, Stainless Steel For Metric 6mm Imported Potentiometers, 1 Dozen
Price: $2.99
Lockwashers, Stainless Steel For Metric 6mm Imported Potentiometers, 1 Dozen
Stainless Steel Lockwashers For Metric 6mm Imported Potentiometers Pots Controls New, 1 Dozen If you work on amps, effects and guitars with "ALPHA" or other imported metric sized pots you need to have a stash of these 'internally toothed" lockwashers.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 380C3-150 Potentiometer, 150 ohm, 2 watt
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 380C3-150  Potentiometer, 150 ohm, 2 watt
380C3-150 Clarostat Potentiometer, 150 ohm, 2 watt Comes with Nut and Washer. 1/4 inch round shaft with slot. Made in USA. Limited Supply Available, New Old Stock
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