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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 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.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C1-150 Potentiometer 150 Ohms, 2W, Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C1-150 Potentiometer 150 Ohms, 2W, Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 150 Ohms, 2W, "53C1 S Taper" 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 53C1-750 Potentiometer 750 Ohm, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C1-750 Potentiometer 750 Ohm, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 750 Ohms, 2W, "53C1 S Taper" 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 53C2-150 Potentiometer 150 Ohms, 2W, Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-150  Potentiometer 150 Ohms, 2W, Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 150 Ohms, 2W, "53C2 S Taper" 53C2 RV4 LAYSA 151A S Taper, 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 box
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-2.5MEG Potentiometer 2.5M, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-2.5MEG  Potentiometer 2.5M, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 2.5 MEG, 2W, "53C2 RV4 LAYSA 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. 1&1/16" diameter
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-250 Potentiometer 250 Ohms, 2W Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-250  Potentiometer 250 Ohms, 2W Pot
Clarostat Pot, 250 Ohms, 2W, "53C2" 53C2 RV4 LAYSA 251A S Taper, 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 53C2-5MEG Potentiometers 5 Meg Ohm, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-5MEG  Potentiometers 5 Meg Ohm, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 5 Meg Ohms, 2W, "53C2 S Taper" RV4 LAYSA 505B 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 53C2-750 Potentiometer, 750 ohm, 2W
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-750 Potentiometer, 750 ohm, 2W
Clarostat Pot, 750 Ohms, 2W, "53C2 S Taper" 53C2 RV4 LAYSA 751A S Taper, 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 box.
Clarostat Pot
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-750K Potentiometer 750K Ohm, 2W Linear Taper Pot
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C2-750K Potentiometer 750K Ohm, 2W  Linear Taper Pot
Clarostat Pot, 750K Ohms, 2W, "53C2 RV4 LAYSA 754A S Taper" 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.
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C3-750 Potentiometer 750 Ohm, 2W Pot,
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat 53C3-750 Potentiometer 750 Ohm, 2W Pot,
Clarostat Pot, 750 Ohms, 2W, "53C3 RV4 NAYSD 751A S Taper" 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.
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 250 Ohm Audio Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 250 Ohm Audio Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 250 Ohm Audio Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 250Z" Stamped On The Original Individual Box I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an audio taper pot.
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 250 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 250 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 250 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 250" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 2500 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Price: $3.98
N.O.S. Clarostat Series 389-N 2500 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Solid Shaft Mini Pot N.O.S.
Clarostat 389-N Series 2500 Ohm Linear Taper .125" Diameter Solid Shaft Mini Potentiometer."389 N 2500" Stamped On The Original Individual Box. I measured this pot at various degrees of rotation and it behaves like an linear taper pot.
Switchcraft Beauty Washers For Pots, Jacks Etc., 12
Price: $9.99
Switchcraft Beauty Washers For Pots, Jacks Etc., 12
Switchcraft Beauty Washers For Pots, Jacks Etc., One Dozen Switchcraft Beauty Washers for pots, jacks, etc., nickel plated copper alloy. Good affordable beauty washers for general repair work.
Switchcraft Hex Nuts
Switchcraft Hex Nuts For Pots, Jacks Etc., One Dozen
Price: $4.99
Switchcraft Hex Nuts For Pots, Jacks Etc., One Dozen
Switchcraft Hex Nuts For Pots, Jacks Etc. Hex nuts for pots, jacks etc., nickel plated bronze alloy, nice crisp edges. These will fit your old Fender amp or guitar.
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