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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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Clarostat Locking Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 381L1K Potentiometer 1K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 381L1K Potentiometer 1K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot
Clarostat 1K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot 381-L 1K I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. The "L" series pots feature a very short locking shaft.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 381L500 500 Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 381L500  500 Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot
Clarostat 500 Ohm Linear Taper Locking Shaft Mini Pot 381-L 500 I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. The "L" series pots feature a very short locking shaft.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 381N25K Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper N.O.S. Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 381N25K  Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper N.O.S. Mini Pot
Clarostat 25K Linear Taper N.O.S. Mini Pot "381-N 25K" I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. "Pot body measures .6605", height of body .341", threaded mounting bushing .256 long, shaft diameter .124".
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 388L2.5MEG Potentiometer 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 388L2.5MEG  Potentiometer 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 388L Series 2.5 Meg Linear Taper Mini Pot "388 L 2.5 Meg" I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 388L500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 388L500  Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 388L Series 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings measures .524" X .517" X .441.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N-1K Potentiometer IK Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N-1K Potentiometer IK Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 388 Series IK Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings measures .524" X .517" X .441.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N25K Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N25K Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 388 Series 25K Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings measures .524" X .517" X .441.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 388N500  Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 388 Series 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot. Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings measures .524" X .517" X .441.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5 2500Z 2500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5 2500Z  2500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-5 Series 2500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Potentiometer."389 5 2500 Z" Stamped On The Original Individual Box I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5 250Z 250 Ohm Audio Mini Trim Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5 250Z 250 Ohm Audio Mini Trim Pot
Clarostat 389-5 Series 250 Ohm Linear Mini Trim Pot "389 5 250Z" Pot 'box' body constructed from blue plastic with stainless steel fittings measures .522" X .519" X .437 deep. Three gold plated PC board mounting blade terminals.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5-250 250 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5-250  250 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-5 Series 250 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Potentiometer."389-5 250" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5-2500 2500 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389-5-2500 2500 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-5 Series 2500 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Potentiometer."389-5 2500" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389525KZ Potentiometer 25K Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389525KZ  Potentiometer 25K Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-5 Series 25K Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Potentiometer."389 5 25KZ" Stamped On The Original Individual Box I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 3895500Z Potentiometer 500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 3895500Z  Potentiometer 500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-5 Series 500 Ohm Audio Taper Screwdriver Adjust Mini Potentiometer."389 5 500 Z" Stamped On The Original Individual Box I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L1K Potentiometers 1K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L1K  Potentiometers 1K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot
Clarostat 389-L Series 1K Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 1K" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like a linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L1MEG Series 389-L 1 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L1MEG Series 389-L 1 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot
Clarostat 389-L Series 1 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 1 Meg" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L2.5MEG Potentiometer 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L2.5MEG  Potentiometer 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 2.5 Meg" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L250K Potentiometer 250K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L250K  Potentiometer 250K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 250K Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 250K" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 500 Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 500" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Locking Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L500K Potentiometer 500K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L500K Potentiometer 500K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 500K Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 500K" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Locking Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L5K Potentiometer 5K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L5K Potentiometer 5K Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 5K Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 5K" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Locking Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L5MEG Potentiometer 5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389L5MEG Potentiometer 5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Locking Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-L Series 5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Screwdriver Adjust Locking Mini Potentiometer."389 L 5 Meg" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N100Z Clarostat Potentiometer 100 Ohm Audio Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N100Z Clarostat Potentiometer 100 Ohm Audio Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 100 Ohm Audio Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 100Z" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
Clarostat Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N2.5MEG Potentiometer 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N2.5MEG Potentiometer  2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot
Clarostat 389-N Series 2.5 Meg Ohm Linear Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 2.5 MEG" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Clarostat Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N25K Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N25K  Potentiometer 25K Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 25K Ohm Linear Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 25K" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot. T
Clarostat Mini Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N500 Potentiometer 500 Ohm Linear Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
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.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N5KZ Potentiometer 5K Ohm Audio Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 389N5KZ Potentiometer 5K Ohm Audio Taper Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 5K Ohm Audio Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 5KZ" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C1-7.5K Potentiometer, 7500 ohm, 2W
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C1-7.5K Potentiometer, 7500 ohm, 2W
Clarostat Pot, 7500 Ohms, 2W, "43C1" 1&7/16" long, 1/4" diameter solid shaft New Old Stock Clarostat sealed nickel case pot. Good old he-man molded carbon in original factory carton. 1&1/16" diameter nickel plated sealed case.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C2-400 Potentiometer, 400 ohm, 2W
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C2-400 Potentiometer, 400 ohm, 2W
Clarostat Pot, 400 Ohms, 2W, "43C2" Very short locking screwdriver adjust shaft, comes with nickel plated locking nut. New Old Stock Clarostat sealed nickel case pot. Good old he-man molded carbon in original factory carton.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C2-7.5K Potentiometer, 7500 ohm, 2W
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 43C2-7.5K Potentiometer, 7500 ohm, 2W
Clarostat Pot, 7500 Ohms, 2W, "43C2" Very short locking screwdriver adjust shaft, comes with nickel plated locking nut. New Old Stock Clarostat sealed nickel case pot. Good old he-man molded carbon in original factory carton.
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