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Alpha Control Pots


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Alpha potentiometers are among the world's most widely used guitar tone and volume controls.

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Alpha Control Pots
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3755 25K-ohm Yes
$8.97
6 or more $7.78  
12 or more $6.97  

0128 250K-ohm Yes
$2.73
12 or more $2.43  
50 or more $1.96  

0130 500K-ohm Yes
$2.73
12 or more $2.43  
50 or more $1.96  

3482 500K-ohm long shaft Yes
$6.95
6 or more $6.02  
12 or more $5.42  

3481 1 meg-ohm Yes
$4.69
6 or more $4.07  
12 or more $3.66  


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These are the familiar pots we've supplied for years in 25K, 250K, 500K, and 1 meg-ohm versions, plus a long-shaft 500K version for Les Paul style carved-top solidbodies. Great prices, too—luthiers and repair shops can save big on orders of 50 or more.

Each pot has an aluminum split shaft that fits a coarse-knurled (18-spline) knob.

Alpha pots are audio taper with standard ±20% resistance tolerance. Each pot includes a flat washer, lock washer, and two hex mounting nuts for custom height adjustment on a pickguard or control plate.

#3755 25K-ohm
For controlling the volume or tone of active pickups, or for use after the preamp of a piezo-saddle transducer bridge.
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread   M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   5/16" (7.94mm)


#0128 250K-ohm & #0130 500K-ohm
500K pots are standard controls for humbuckers, and 250Ks are usually used for single-coil pickups. A 250K gives a slightly warmer tone than a 500K, and bleeds off (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground. A 1-meg pot attenuates even less than a 500K—try one if you want to hear your guitar "wide open."
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    5/16" (7.94mm)


#3482 500K-ohm, long shaft pot
For Les Paul and similar solidbody guitars.
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread   3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height   3/4" (19.05mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   3/8" (9.52mm)


#3481 1 Meg-ohm
Get the most out of your guitar with a 1 Meg-ohm pot. All pots bleed a certain amount of the signal to ground, this "attenuation" can be used to warm the sound of your guitar's pickups, but you can also run your guitar "wide open" with these 1 Meg-ohm pots!
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread   3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   3/8" (9.52mm)


Which pot value should you choose?
500K pots are standard controls for humbuckers, and 250Ks are usually used for single-coil pickups. A 250K gives a slightly warmer tone than a 500K, and bleeds off some of the high frequencies to ground. A 1-meg pot bleeds off even less than a 500K—try one if you want to hear your guitar "wide open."

1-meg pots are also ideal for piezo pickups, as the ultra high impedance piezo element is more adversely effected by conventional, lower-value pots than magnetic pickups.

25K pots are for controlling the volume or tone of active pickups, or for use after the preamp of a piezo-saddle transducer bridge.

Replacement Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers are also available.

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Alpha Control Pots
Alpha Control Pots
 
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4 10-02-2013
Cheap yet well enough

Not the best on market but they are absolutely not the worst. They are cheap yet work well.

nienturi  Turkiye Read my reviews (2)
5 9-16-2013
The Best!

I´m totally addicted to these very special and precise Alpha Potentiometers. First of all: they´re of a very reliable quality and second: they can be soldered without scraping or any problems at all, at a miraculous price. So if you need a quick, problemsless, cheap installation, you came to the right decision with these Stew Mac Alpha Pots! I used them for all of my Project and/or Stage Guitars!

Sebastian Längerer  Heidelberg, Germany
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5 9-05-2013
Alpha Control Pots

Good quality for a cheap price.

byerek  Spain Read my reviews (10)
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4 8-21-2013
They do the job

I've used LOTS of the Alpha pots in my builds. They aren't CTS ... but they ARE very serviceable and I haven't had a crackly one yet.

Steve in Melbourne  Australia Read my reviews (8)
5 8-10-2013
Buy These Pots

I like these pots! This is the first time I've used this Brand, and I am Impressed, I used 4-500K,on my SG, It has a Gibson neck pup/ Dimarzio bridge pup. I have tried the others and was not happy at all. I decided to go with these, After seeing them used as stock in an EPI Explorer. These are my first choice any future projects.

Bruce Macie  Niagara Falls,n.y. Read my reviews (8)
1 5-29-2013
Alpha?

Sorry, these are garbage...go with CTS.

Steve Pavlidis  Covington, Ga. Read my reviews (7)
5 4-01-2013
Pots

Good, durable pots! Recommended!

n17r0uS  Almaty, KZ Read my reviews (23)
4 3-24-2013
Great For My Rebuild

Best so far, didn't have pop or crackling sound you have with others. Will buy again.

roofdrake 
5 3-18-2013
Alpha Control Pots

Good, durable pots, I like the smaller size - they fit better in smaller control cavities.

Kathryn Kaufman  Northbridge, MA Read my reviews (3)
4 3-13-2013
Reliable as usual

Used them in two builds lately and was very pleased with them. Would buy again.

Santiago_uy  Montevideo, Uruguay Read my reviews (4)
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