Alpha Blend Pots

Alpha Blend Pots

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250K-ohm

Item # 4137
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$5.34

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500K-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.

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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Trade Secrets!

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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

Pickup blends are awesome!

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Verified Buyer


I use these in many of my two-pickup guitars, to set up the "both on" switch position with the ability to blend between pickups, so that different blends can be achieved similar to the dual volumes in a Les Paul. I like these so much, I'm converting my Les Paul over to master volume, master tone, blender, and a stacked concentric control to provide separate Q controls using Bill Lawerence's Tone Q filter setup, so I can lighten up the mids/output of the L500 pickups a bit when I want to, as it lightens the sound in a different way than simply dropping the volume control.

5.0

The Bomb

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Verified Buyer


Any time I have a guitar of mine or one I'm setting up that has 2 pickups and only one tone and volume knob, there is the obvious opportunity to use one of these blenders. I haven't installed the new ones I bought yet, but they are just like one I have in a PRS guitar, and I am never going back to a three way switch on that one. Now I'm ready for anything.

5.0

Does What it is Designed to Do

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Verified Buyer


I wanted to add a Rickenbacker 4003 bass pickup to an Epiphone EBO bass to get some improved clarity and definition to it's sound. I used this Alpha blend pot in a Fender Jazz bass wiring scheme to wire in the Rick pickup in the bridge position (blender pot used instead of selector switch). It really cleaned up and diversified the sound. My future plan is to replace the mudbucker neck pickup with a Curtis Novak EB-AA pickup to get an even cleaner and punchier sound. This has worked so well I may even try the same mod on a telecaster.

5.0

Good Quality Product

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Verified Buyer


A friend wanted me to install a balance/blend pot on his Fender Jaguar bass so I found a schematic on the web and checked StewMac for the blend pot. Found the exact part I needed, the 250k, and installed it. Works great and is a good quality pot with a sweet detent in the center. Very Pleased!

5.0

Works as advertised

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Verified Buyer


Replaced tone pot with this. Removed original 3 way selector that was in strumming bath. Works great!

5.0

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

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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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

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