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250K Audio Taper Guitar Pot/Potentiometer
by CTS


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Ships to 103 countries worldwide

Metric (mm) Imperial (inch)


CTS potentiometers are high quality and renowned controls for guitar electronics. The 250K Ohms resistance gives a warmer tone and traditionally used for single coil pickups and its logarithmic audio taper is normally used for volume pots so the human ear can hear the volume change more smoothly. These have the standard shaft length (short shaft are available separately).

We supply these potentiometers in two versions, metric and imperial, the imperial version has a 9.5 mm diameter brass shaft with fine 24 spline mounting for control knobs and is most commonly used on USA made guitars (e.g. Gibson, Fender, PRS etc.) and is traditionally the standard version of a CTS pot, the metric version has an 8 mm diameter brass shaft with coarse 18 spline mounting commonly used on Alpha pots and guitars made in Japan and the far east (Epiphone, Squier, Ibanez, Schecter etc.) and allows you to upgrade more affordable guitars with CTS quality electronics. To use knobs with a set screw, simply line up the set screw with the split in the shaft and tighten the screw.


250K Ohms traditionally used for single coil pickups
Logarithmic audio taper traditionally used for volume pots
Metric and imperial sizes available
Durable brass bushing and shaft
Robust construction and smooth feel
Proprietary anti-static lubrication

Tech specs

Threaded Shaft Diameter (Imperial) 9.5 mm (0.37")
Threaded Shaft Diameter (Metric) 8 mm (0.31")
Threaded Shaft Length (Imperial) 12.7 mm (0.5")
Threaded Shaft Length (Metric) 9.5 mm (0.37")
Manufacturer Part Number CTS-A250

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Quality components

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Thanks for a great service and communication, the part came quick and works great as it should, will use again definitely

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