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-A500MM|
4.5 out of 5
William D. Verified Purchase
Tight Positive Feel
This is downgraded by 1 star because it seems that these CTS pots no longer have a clip on the shaft that prevents you from pushing the shaft right through the collar and forcing the metal can right off the back of the pot. The "can" is only held on by 4 thin metal tabs, so you have to be very careful and push against the underside of the pot while pushing knobs onto the shaft.
James B. Verified Purchase
Exactly as described. Great replacement Pot
This is exactly what was advertised. A simple purchase and payment process...why have hassle when things can be done well?
Steve R. Verified Purchase
Fast service, great product.
Arrived on time and does the job 👍🏻
tom h. Verified Purchase
its a 500k pot
Even though made in the States , they are still fairly good and reliable . like most things of American origin these days its over priced and over rated. Although made to wider tolerances the alpha pots are just as reliable in use .
B F. Verified Purchase
David R. Verified Purchase
Guitar pot replacement
Great to find all the items I needed in one shop.
Great service. Highly recommended .