Alpha Potentiometers are known for giving great value and are one of the most common potentiometers used in guitar electronics circuits. This 500K Ohms resistance pot gives a brighter tone and traditionally used with humbucking pickups (Epiphone Les Paul style guitars etc.), the pot comes in linear taper and audio taper with linear traditionally being used for tone controls and audio taper for volume controls. These are full size potentiometers with 8 mm metric threaded shaft and metric coarse 18 spline knob mounting, the metric size is commonly found on guitars made in Japan and East Asia (Epiphone, Squier, Ibanez, Schecter, PRS SE etc.). To use metric knobs that have a set screw simply line up the set screw with the split in the shaft and tighten the screw. Mounting hardware is included (these pots may have a locator tab on the top side of the pot, bend this down flat before fitting).
|One of the most popular potentiometers used in guitar electronics circuits|
|Alpha electronics are known for their great value for money|
|500K Ohms traditionally used with humbucker pickups|
|Audio taper and linear taper available|
|Full size pot with 8 mm metric threaded shaft and metric coarse 18 spline knob mounting|
|Mounting hardware included|
|Threaded Shaft Diameter||8 mm (0.31")|
|Threaded Shaft Length||10 mm (0.39")|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ALP-500A|
5.0 out of 5
William D. Verified Purchase
Good Quality Pots With Nice Positive Feel
Well made and all very close to the rated 500K. They have a nice positive feel without feeling "sticky" like CTS pots, or very loose to spin like Bourns.
Mark P. Verified Purchase
Tim W. Verified Purchase
Large diameter Gibson type potentiometer
Fitted, worked, happy.
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