CTS Control Pots

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CTS Control Pots Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484-1133)

Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484-1133)

Item # 0115
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CTS Control Pots Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485-1133)

Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485-1133)

Item # 0116
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CTS Control Pots Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486-1133)

Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486-1133)

Item # 0117
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CTS Control Pots Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487-1133)

Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487-1133)

Item # 0115-S
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CTS Control Pots Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488-1133)

Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488-1133)

Item # 0116-S
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CTS Control Pots

CTS pots have long been the first choice in American guitars. CTS pots from StewMac have even more to like: closer tolerances and longer life!

We've specified these CTS pots to feature a longer-life brass shaft and tighter ±10% resistance tolerance compared to CTS products offered by most other suppliers.

CTS precision audio taper gives you smoother and more accurate response than you'll get with economy pots. Crank your guitar up to 10 and the volume swells all the way—no abrupt flattening to choke your playing style.

Available with split shaft for fine-knurled (24-spline) knob, or with smooth shaft to fit a set-screw knob. A long-shaft 500K-ohm version fits Les Paul style carved-top solidbodies.

Each CTS pot includes a flat washer, lock washer, and two hex mounting nuts for custom height adjustment on a pickguard or control plate.

Split shaft, fine knurling
Diameter
Height

0.235" (5.95mm)
3/8" (9.52mm)
Solid shaft
Diameter
Height

1/4" (6.35mm)
3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread 3/8 x 32
Thread height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread height, long shaft 3/4" (19.05mm)
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 (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground.

Replacement Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers are also available.


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4.0

slugish to do volume swells with.

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These are okay and seem to function quietly. I found them to be rather slugish to do volume swells.

5.0

CTS Pots

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smooth and clean! the only pot i'll use.

5.0

Jamais sans CTS Control

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AprFs avoir installT ces pots j'ai remarquT une nette amTlioration de mon son. ¦a vaut l'investissement.

5.0

Nice pots 

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Never had an issue with Alpha pots, but I prefer CTS.

5.0

CTS Pots

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The pots aren't easy to replace on this guitar so I used the CTS 500K's! I know they work....especially after a job like this!

5.0

Worth the money

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Very impressed with the Quality. They are quiet, smooth and sensitive in their adjustments. They do make a difference in the sound.

5.0

Just great!

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Used these on a PJ bass rewiring. Definitely high quality, take soldering nicely and operates precisely. My choice for future rewirings/upgrades...

4.0

My favorites, but---

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These are the best potentiometers, but it sure would be nice to get the long-shaft pots in 250K-ohm version for single-coils.

5.0

Excelente calidad

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Estos pots son lo mejor, no se pueden equivocar con ellos y como son audiotaper sirven tanto para volumen como tono. Verifiquen bien las dimesiones ya que son un poco mas cortos que los baratos que vienen en la mayoria de las guitarras. Thanks guys!!!

5.0

Nice and Smooth

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As compared to most pots out there these didn't need cleaning to be as quiet as possible. Nice swells on volume and tone, smooth action from one side to the other. I like the gold color shafts too.

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