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 25K-ohm

25K-ohm

Item # 3755
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$8.97

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50 or more $6.46
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Alpha Control Pots 250K-ohm

250K-ohm

Item # 0128
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$2.73

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50 or more $1.97
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Alpha Control Pots 500K-ohm

500K-ohm

Item # 0130
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$2.73

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50 or more $1.97
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Alpha Control Pots 500K-ohm long shaft

500K-ohm long shaft

Item # 3482
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$6.95

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50 or more $5.00
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Alpha Control Pots 1 meg-ohm

1 meg-ohm

Item # 3481
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$4.69

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50 or more $3.38
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Great price!
Alpha potentiometers are among the world's most widely used guitar tone and volume controls.

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.


Product Instructions

Which control pot to choose

An explanation of the different control potentiometers (pots) and when they are typically used.

Ratings & Reviews

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Worked out well in a BC RICH Mockingbird 

By Billy C from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 04, 2012


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

replacement pots

By Mr. Bill Arnold from Fairview, Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 05, 2012


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!!!

Very good pots

By CWaggs from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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..

good Pots

By Rog+¬rio Rocha Matos from Brazil,S+úo Paulo
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 08, 2012


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

Les Paul replacement pot

By R Hewitt from LaGrange, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 23, 2012


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

Perfect replacements

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 29, 2012


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.

Alpha pots

By Manny Pavone from Newtown, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 21, 2012


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!!!!!

Quality pots, good price

By willowhaus from Decatur, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 08, 2012


Like the others below, not much more to say. Will buy again.

Not generic, and not CTS

By tb from Portland OR
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 05, 2012


I grabbed three audio taper 250k pots for a SSS strat. Everything wired up and worked as expected. No noise, no complaints - will order again if needed.

Great Pots

By 909one from Chicago
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 14, 2012


The pots worked great. Not much to say... nice taper, smooth turning... Overall worked great.

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