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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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3 12-30-2010
500 K ohm mini pots

These are ok, low noise and seem to be pretty sturdy. I only gave them 3 starts because at first they seem a little cheaply made. They work fine and all I'm just curious to see how long it will be before i have to replace them.

jhwilliams  Raleigh, NC
1 12-09-2010
Please stick to the plan

These are NOT 3/8" bushings. And how are you inserting a 3/8" bushing in a 5/16 hole?????

Styphy  Litlta, PA
StewMac responds

Styphy,
Allow us to clarify: 3/8" is the HEIGHT of the threaded portion. Its diameter is slightly smaller than the 5/16"-diameter we suggest for the mounting hole. Hope this helps and answers your question! Please contact us if you would like further assistance

4 12-08-2010
Decent for the money

They work fine, and had the exact shaft length that I needed. They are a bit noisy though, which gives it a cheap feel. It would have been nice if Stew-Mac offered a higher-quality version of the same part.

Greg C  Clarkston, MI
5 12-08-2010
High quality, predictable performance.

I have a 5- or 6-year-old, dual-humbucker Fender whose volume and tone pots started scratching at an early age. These 500k-ohm potentiometers soldered in without any undue troubles. They're smooth and silent. I highly recommend them.

AOlmstead  Atlanta, GA Read my reviews (2)
3 11-22-2010
Long shaft pots

These are very hard-to-find pots, so I must thank Stewmac for them. Hardly overpriced

Tiunov (22)  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (15)
4 11-21-2010
500k mini pot

Good quality pot, but hard to solder on the case for the ground wires. Tried several Weller pro soldering station, & different types of solder.

Michael McIntosh  West Salem, OR
4 11-19-2010
scratchy

These pots are good the only drawback is they need some lubricant. You can't hear it while your playing but whenever i turn them I kinda cringe. I can feel it more than anything. Overall good pot though

Lance  Ohio Read my reviews (7)
5 11-18-2010
Great Value

Great quality and a great value.

Steve T.  Florence, MA.
5 11-18-2010
Works like a charm

Haven't found a better pot

Radu  Romania
1 11-07-2010
1 meg pot

My soldering skills have diminished. did I get these pots too hot? I doubt both of them. Not enough control, from 10 to 9 volume drops drastically. I expected a better controlling pot. You would think coming from a guitar part place they would have worked better. Plan on changing them soon. Might work for you.

rockbass  Saginaw, MI Read my reviews (2)
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