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500K Push/Pull Audio Taper Long Shaft Guitar Pot/Potentiometer
by CTS


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The CTS 500K Push/Pull Audio Taper Potentiometer packs two functions in one, the pot works as normal on its own but built in is an independent double pole double throw (DPDT) switch which can be wired to add/remove pickups, coil splitting and tapping, series/parallel switching and phase switching just by pulling up or pushing down on the guitars control knob. The switch soldering terminals are on the side of the pot rather than the bottom which reduces the cavity depth required down to 1". The 500K Ohms resistance gives a brighter tone and traditionally used for humbucking pickups and its logarithmic audio taper is normally used for volume pots so the human ear can hear the volume change more smoothly. The potentiometer features a longer shaft for use with carved top guitars like Gibson Les Pauls, it is made from durable brass and has fine 24 spline mounting for imperial sized knobs. To use knobs with a set screw, simply line up the set screw with the split in the pot shaft and tighten the set screw.


500K Ohms traditionally used for humbucking pickups
Independent push/pull switch for custom wiring options
Low profile potentiometer fits cavities just 1" deep
Logarithmic audio taper
Long shaft for thick or carve top guitars
Fits imperial sizes knobs (fine 24 spline knurling)
Durable brass bushing and shaft
Robust construction and smooth feel
Proprietary anti-static lubrication

Tech specs

Total Length 54 mm (2.1")
Total Shaft Length 28.5 mm (1.1")
Threaded Shaft Length 19 mm (0.75")
Threaded Shaft Diameter 9.5 mm (0.37")
Manufacturer Part Number CTS-A500-PPL

Customer reviews

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Adam R. Verified Purchase

Spot on gear that arrived next day. I barely took pause in the build.

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