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500K Audio Taper Short Shaft Guitar Pot/Potentiometer for Scratchplates
by CTS


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This CTS 500K Audio Taper Short Shaft Potentiometer is great for Stratocaster and Telecaster style guitars that feature a humbucker pickup, the short shaft is useful when mounting to scratchplates or control plates to ensure the knobs do not sit too high above the body (for rear mounting through body wood we have regular length or long length pots for Gibson Les Paul guitars available separately). The 500 K Ohms resistance gives a brighter tone and traditionally used for humbucking pickups.

CTS potentiometers are renowned for their high quality and are widely used as controls for guitar electronics. Both the 3/8" imperial threaded shaft and knob mounting shaft are made from durable brass and it has fine 24 spline mounting for imperial sized knobs. To use metric knobs that have a set screw (smooth interior, no splines) simply line up the set screw with the split in the shaft and tighten the screw.


500 K Ohms traditionally used for humbucking pickups
Short threaded shaft for mounting to scratchplates or control plates
Logarithmic audio taper potentiometer
Fits fine 24 spline imperial knobs and smooth interior no spline metric knobs with set screws
Durable brass 3/8" imperial threaded shaft and knob mounting shaft
Robust construction and smooth feel
Proprietary anti-static lubrication
All mounting hardware included

Tech specs

Threaded Shaft Length 6.4 mm (0.25")
Threaded Shaft Diameter 9.5 mm (0.37")
Total Shaft Length 15.9 mm (0.63")
Total Length 27.2 mm (1.1")
Manufacturer Part Number CTS-A500-S

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