CTS potentiometers are high quality and renowned controls for guitar electronics. 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. These have the standard shaft length (long 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.
|500K Ohms traditionally used for humbucking 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|
|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-A500|