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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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5 2-10-2013
Very pleased

Used in my first lapsteel build, worked great! Would buy again

Mr. Min  Pennsylvania
5 1-27-2013
Excellent Quality

Cant get better

Adrian Stuckey  Gold Coast Australia Read my reviews (29)
5 12-04-2012
Worked out well in a BC RICH Mockingbird

I rewired a BC RICH Mockingbird and used these and they are quiet and work smoothly.

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
3 11-15-2012
1Meg ohm pots.

I was hoping to buy a CTS 1M, but I bought the alpha. Its a really large sized pot and it has a slight audible scraping to it's turn. However, this doesn't show up in the signal when moving the dial, so it can't be heard while playing, and the movement is smooth, if a little too easy.

Mowface  CA Read my reviews (3)
5 10-05-2012
replacement pots

I recently purchased a MIM Telecaster. The volume controls left much to be desired. I ordered new 250k Alpha volume pots and replaced the factory installed units. The difference is amazing. Highly recommended!!!

Mr. Bill Arnold  Fairview, Pa Read my reviews (7)
4 9-25-2012
Very good pots

Kinda prefer CTS, but sometimes you have to work backwards from the knobs you need to use. Alpha's quality is far better than it once was, tho. No worries using these..

CWaggs  Illinois Read my reviews (44)
5 9-08-2012
good Pots

I personally never had problems with them, may not be comparable with the CTS, but are good pots.

Rogério Rocha Matos  Brazil,São Paulo Read my reviews (20)
4 8-23-2012
Les Paul replacement pot

As usual Stew Mac sent my order promptly and it replaced the old one perfectly

R Hewitt  LaGrange, GA
5 7-29-2012
Perfect replacements

I used these pots on a Fender Stratocaster that had corrosion on the originals.The fit was perfect , operation is flawless, and the guitar works like brand new. Price is unbeatable. Great value.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
4 7-21-2012
Alpha pots

I used Alpha long shaft pots in a used bass that O found in a pawn shop recently. They are very responsive with out breaking the bank. Good product!!!!!

Manny Pavone  Newtown, CT Read my reviews (16)
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