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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.

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

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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

it blend.

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blender. :)

3.0

Average

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saw better

3.0

good price,need more wiring examples

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Still working on it.

4.0

yes but no

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Verified Buyer


great potentiometer, effectively completed my PRS inspired electric guitar. its difficult to wire though because the terminals are all very huddled together and that got very frustrating after a little but oh well

5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


Smooth operation and nicely built.

5.0

just what I needed

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This blender pot gave me exactly what I wanted in the bass I built custom pickups for...no messing with two volume knobs when getting the blend of neck and bridge pickups just right..my alnico 2 neck and alnico 5 bridge gives just the right amount of character for that slap sound when blended right...makes an entry level bass so like a big boy, while giving more normal sounding mixes for either pickup alone as well.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 56 See Alpha Blend Pots
on page 56 of our StewMac Digital Catalog