• Solder free!
• 500k/250k audio taper (logarithmic)
• Split, knurled shaft (24 teeth), for push-on knobs
• Included sleeve turns split-shaft pot into 1/4" solid-shaft for setscrew knobs
• 3/8-32 UTS bushing thread
• .500" bushing length
• Low torque
• Screwdriver included
The best guitar pots we're aware of are made by CTS, and these CTS push/pull pots combine that great CTS quality with the convenience of a built-in DPDT switch that can be used for many things: coil splitting, phase reverse, series/parallel, and more.
Our Competitors Have a Problem...
...because our pots are solder-free, and theirs are not. When we first saw CTS push/pull pots several years ago, we knew they'd be somewhat daunting to solder to, as the wire connections for the switch are made via holes in the circuit board. You have to stick the wire into the hole, try to hold it in place without wiggling it, then solder it to the circuit board. There's not much room, and once a couple of wires are in place it gets pretty crowded. The three pot contacts are straightforward and easy to solder to, but the six holes for the switch contacts are anything but, unless you're an experienced solderer.
The ToneShaper Solution
Our pots use screw-down terminal blocks: insert the wire, tighten the screw, voilà! Easy peasy, and we even provide the screwdriver! The terminal block has nine slots: three for the pot, and six for the switch, so no soldering is required at all. Pay a few bucks extra and save yourself a bunch of hassle!
Option One: PP01 (500k)
We offer two versions of our push/pull. PP01 is just a straight-ahead push/pull, it does exactly what any push/pull pot does, nothing more and nothing less. It is fully solderless.
Option Two: PP02 (500k/250k)
Our PP02 pot in just like our PP01 but with several additional features built-in, and you can enable or defeat these options using the mini-DIP switches:
• Engage a resistor to drop the pot loading from 500k to 250k
• Built-in treble bleed may be engaged when used as a volume control
• Choose from seven built-in capacitor values when used as a tone control
The product you're viewing is a 2-pack of PP02 pots.
We also provide a few accessories to make the pots more useful. Each of our push/pulls comes with two nuts, plus a lockwasher and a flat washer. Having two nuts allows you to have some control over how much of the pot's shaft protrudes from the face of the guitar, so you can adjust the knob height. But we also include two additional lockwashers per pot to allow you to really fine-tune this.
We include a brass sleeve for each pot that may be slipped over the pot shaft, turning it into a quasi solid-shaft pot. This is handy if you want to use knobs that are held on by setscrews.
Each pot comes with one 6" length of thin white wire and one of black. This 26AWG wire may be used to make jumpers between the slots on the pot's circuit board. Depending on your wiring scheme, you may need to make multiple connections to a single slot, and the 22AWG wire that's typically used in guitar wiring may be too large for multiple pieces to fit into a single slot. This thinner wire will make the difference. And don't have any concern that the thinner wire will have a negative tonal consequence - it's substantially thicker than the 28AWG wire typically used in high-output 4-conductor humbuckers, and far thicker than the 42AWG - 44AWG wire used in pickup coils.
Finally, we give you a little screwdriver that allows for easy connections to the pot's screw-down connectors, and a pointed wooden stick to make it easy to flip the little DIP switches on the unit.
• (2) PP02 Push/pull pots
• (4) Thick lockwasher
• (2) Brass sleeve
• (2) White 26 AWG wire, 6"
• (2) Black 26 AWG wire, 6"
• (1) Screwdriver
• (1) Wooden pointed stick
• (1) Illustrated instructions
|Pot Bushing Length||.500"|
|Pot Shaft Style||Split-Shaft | 24 Tooth|
|Pot Taper||Audio Taper|
|Pot Value||250k/500k Selectable|