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CTS 500k/250k Audio/Log Push-Pull Pot, Solder-Free (2 Pack)

CTS 500k/250k Audio/Log Push-Pull Pot, Solder-Free (2 Pack)

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This is a 2-pack of our PP02 pot.

  • Solder free!
  • 500k/250k (selectable) audio taper
  • 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, long enough for rear-routed guitars
  • 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.

The circuit board hanging out on one side prevents this pot from fitting in a standard Telecaster control cavity.

Our Solderless Version Solves a Problem
When we first saw the CTS DPDT push/pull pots 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, done! 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, but it's fully solderless.

Option Two: PP02 (Use as 500k or 250k)
Our PP02 pot is 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)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Joseph Hodge
Waiting on a response

They seem awesome but I have been waiting for a reply to my email question about wiring a h/s 1V/1T with a 3 way switch so I can use them .
So I don't know yet, if I get a reply I can come back and finish this review.

B. Scully
Great sound. Easy install. No solder!

I put two of these in a Strat with a single humbucker. Setup is volume, tone and two push-pull pots to give me series (both down), parallel (both up), or pull up either knob for either coil on its own. The dipswitch options are very cool and convenient for testing different settings and matching with different types of pickups. I also ordered a pair of the version without the dipswitches to fit in a LP Junior and will wire them the same way to a Duncan P-Rails. The instructions are good but you still need to know or learn how to use push-pull pots to accomplish your switching goals. I’m a hobbyist with a vague understanding of electronics and I was able to pull this off with the help of the Internet and a multimeter to help me diagnose my initial mistakes.

Jeff Beck


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