Alpha Control Pots

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Great price!
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

12 or more $7.98
50 or more $6.46
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Alpha Control Pots 250K-ohm

250K-ohm

Item # 0128
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$2.73

12 or more $2.43
50 or more $1.97
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Alpha Control Pots 500K-ohm

500K-ohm

Item # 0130
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$2.73

12 or more $2.43
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

12 or more $4.17
50 or more $3.38
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Product Details

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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Nice replacements!

By Steve R from Spring,Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 10, 2012


Used these on an upgrade......smooth as silk!

Ottimi...

By Alberto Lancellotta from Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012


Questi potenziometri sono ottimi...
Utilizzo spesso quelli da 1 MOhm...
Sono affidabili e precisi.

Solid Pots

By palsh from Goose Bay, NL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 12, 2012


No bells or whistles, solid pots, no problems, not cheaply made, fair price. Would definitely buy again.

Decent Quality

By Nathan K from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 26, 2012


Decent pots for the price. Would buy again.

alpha pots

By Slash671 from Guam
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 02, 2012


pots arrived quickly. installed these in a strat build. solid pots.

Alpha Control Pots

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012


Very good pots, love the quality and the price. My first choice in the shop

Great quality pots

By Mario Gabinho C+írdenas Vega from M+¬xico
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Excellent. Solder adheres to case and tips first atempt. Constrution is very rigid. I've tried a lot of commercial pots and these are superior in all aspects.

Solid pots.

By EastBayJ from Oakland, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 26, 2012


Standard, solid, good quality potentiometer.

I like these

By Midnight Lord from Ottawa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Bought a whole bunch almost a year ago and had no issues since.

Alpha Pots

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 06, 2012


I've always prefered Alpha pots when compared to the other available brands, never had a single issue in the 16 years I've been using them...

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