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Alpha Blend Pots

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250K-ohm

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Alpha Blend Pots

About This Item

Our unique linear-taper pots control the signal mix from two pickups or sources, panning from one source to another, with both signals full at the center detent.

250K vs. 500K
Generally, 500K-ohm pots are used with humbuckers and 250Ks are used with single-coil pickups. You can use any value you like, but a 250K will give a slightly warmer tone than a 500K pot. The 250K pot bleeds off (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground.

Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread M7 x 0.75
Threaded portion 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    9/32" (7.14mm)
Flat washer and two mounting nuts included

To see the knobs available for these pots, click here.


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Instructions

Product Instructions

Blend Pot Wiring

An explanation of various wiring options with a blend pot.

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5.0

Perfect - quick delivery, was exactly what I needed for my bass.

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Used this as a blend pot for my Ibanez bass to blend between pickups. Works perfectly, though it's wired upside down from the original (top vs. bottom). Once I figured that out, it was easy.

5.0

Opportunity . . .

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As a relative neophyte to "modding" an investment, I am very grateful to StewMac for sending a quality product to me in a timely manner.
As far as I know, it's excellent . . .
I didn't ruin anything & my intent has been realized (replacing a volume pot with a blend function on a P/J bass) . . .
Thanks, gang!

5.0

Interesting replacement for a toggle switch

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I like to use this blend pot for panning in between two pickups for a wider variety of tones than a basic 3 way toggle. The blend pot is good quality, feels solid, turns smooth and I have had no issues or trouble with it. Highly recommended.

4.0

not bad

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If you need something that CTS doesn't offer then these will do. They are pretty sturdy. Make sure to clean and scrape all soldering surfaces prior to wiring for a clean signal since these come with gunk on them.

5.0

amazing,

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I use it for a pickup blend. works great can make the two pickup sound like more. WV

5.0

Blend Pot

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I used this Blend Pot as part of a Gibson L6S Rewiring project....I put a 6-position Varitone switch in place of the troublesome L6S 6-way Pickup Selector. This left me with the choice of modifying the body for a new 3 way pick-up switch or finding a switch that would fit the tone control hole (I no longer needed the tone control with the Varitone).....the Stew Mac Blend Pot did the trick, plus now I can pan between the pickups, giving me more tone choices....also Stew Mac has a matching speed knob so no one would know that mods were made to the guitar.

5.0

Work as advertised

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No frills blend pot. They have a tick mark in the center posistion which is nice to use as a reference.

5.0

Work very well

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These pots also never gave me headaches, work very well as everyone who bought the Stewmac.

4.0

Nice P/U Option

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This is a really nice option on your guitar because it allows you to find the sweet spot for all your main fret work. Was a little noisy but 2 quick blasts with the electronics cleaner with swift complete rotations and all quiet with unique tones depending on the differences between your bridge and neck P/U's.

5.0

Which Direction?

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When you install these I had to guess which way they go, and I got it wrong. so here it is.
As noted in the wiring diagram, source A is full on clockwise rotation, and source B is full on counterclockwise rotation. I hope that helps somebody.
Oh and they sound great, I used one with active emg pickups, and they work perfectly, once you get them the right way round.

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