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CTS 500k Audio/Log Pot, Solid Shaft, Top-Routed Guitars

CTS 500k Audio/Log Pot, Solid Shaft, Top-Routed Guitars

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  • 500k Audio Taper (Logarithmic)
  • Solid-Shaft (Setscrew Knobs)
  • .250" Shaft Diameter
  • 3/8-32 UTS Bushing Thread
  • .250" Bushing Length (Mount to Pickguard or Control Plate)
  • Low Torque (Dimpled Back - Turns Easily)

We sell these pots individually, the image shows two so that you can see more detail.

These pots are perfect for Telecasters, if 500k pots are desired.

The best guitar pots we're aware of are made by CTS - this is the brand that pretty much every American guitar company has used since the 1940s. We order most of our pots directly from CTS and have them made to our specs.

Be advised: These pots have 1/4" diameter shafts (6.35mm), and they are designed for knobs that are held on with a setscrew. Most imported guitars that have setscrew knobs come with metric pots with 6mm shafts - and accordingly, they come with knobs with 6mm holes - and these knobs will not fit on our pots unless the hole in the knob is enlarged to 1/4".

While this might seem like no big deal, in practice it's not something the average consumer will find trivial. A drill bit that grabs a metal knob and spins it in the hand risks cutting the hand, and especially if it has a setscrew sticking out on one side. Unless you have a drill press and a way to hold the knob from spinning without marring it, you might find it advisable to buy new knobs. All of the Fender and Callaham setscrew knobs we sell will work, they all have 1/4" bores and are designed for CTS pots with solid shafts.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ken L
Fast shipping - solid product!

Somehow the vendor managed to get USPS to ship Florida to Maryland in a few days - some laws of physics were broken here but "Bravo!!!" for getting it out the door quickly! The CTS pot is definitely an appreciable better quality than current Bourns and Alpha's on the market, based on solid shaft offerings - highly recommend the vendor and product!

Dane Wilder
500K CTS Solid Shaft Pots

I've been using CTS pots in my customers guitars and basses for years, and they are the best pots I've ever used. These pots in particular are always within 10% of rated spec.

Derek Trucks


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