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CTS Pot Pack for Gibson, 500K Audio, 2 Volume, 2 Tone

CTS Pot Pack for Gibson, 500K Audio, 2 Volume, 2 Tone

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  • 500k audio taper (logarithmic)
  • Split, knurled shaft (24 teeth), for push-on knobs
  • 3/8-32 UTS bushing thread
  • .500" bushing length, long enough for rear-routed guitars
  • Low torque (dimpled back - turns easily)

Set of four CTS pots for Gibson-style guitars, appropriate in almost any Les Paul, ES-335, SG or similar guitar. 500k audio, 24-tooth knurl. Four standard pots with .5" bushing lengths, for rear-routed applications. Long enough to get through a guitar top, but still shallow enough to fit in an ES-335 or SG.

Which Ones Are Volume and Which Tone?
The four pots are identical, use any two for volume and any two for tone. Almost all Gibsons made since 1952 have used four 500k audio-taper pots - the same pots are used for both volume and tone. There have been exceptions, Gibson has experimented with 300k pots, linear taper pots, etc. But the majority of Les Pauls, ES-335s, and SGs have come with four 500k audio-taper pots, like the ones in this kit.

Are These Pots Long or Short?
These names are thrown around indiscriminately, they are not definitive. Common bushing lengths for guitar pots are 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4". The pots in our kit have 1/2", not 3/4" bushings. Les Pauls originally used 3/8" pots, but Gibson started using 3/4" in the late 1970s for a couple of reasons, primarily for manufacturing expediency. If you have a Les Paul that has the pots mounted on a metal plate, and if you want to keep the plate in there (for most Les Paul owners it serves no useful purpose), then our pots are not long enough, you'll need 3/4" pots.

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Paul S

Work as advertised

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christian

The stuff works

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Zach M
Works great

Worked perfect on my Epiphone Les Paul. Just had to make the holes a little bigger which was no biggie. They all have the same “resistance” while turning and they’re super smooth. Similar to my Gibson. Overall I recommend these especially for the price. Glad I stumbled across toneshapers!

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Steve H
Seem high quality and working well

Installed them in a vintage Gibson ES, wasn't too hard, they work well and seem well made.

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Bryan Favre
Always Great potentiometers CTS = Quality

I put these pots in my 2018 Gibson sg special w mini humbuckers , it had a pc board controls , I took all that out and put a 50’s harness in with these pots and everything is smooth and sounds great , great quality parts and service, thanks again tone shapers , George

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