Alpha Mini Control Pot

Alpha Mini Control Pot

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Alpha Mini Control Pot

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500K-ohm mini pot for tight control cavities, or a raised archtop guitar pickguard. Split shaft with coarse knurling. Made by Alpha.

#3477 500K-ohm, mini pot
For tight control cavities, or a raised archtop guitar pickguard.
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Overall height   1-1/4" (31.75mm)
Housing height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Lugs extend   1/4" (6.35mm)
Thread   M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Housing diameter   5/8" (15.88mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   5/16" (7.94mm)
Two mounting nuts, flat washer and lock washer included

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5.0

Perfect for my DIY Tele-style Albatross

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I decided to customized the guitar with a mini humbucker (neck) & DiMarzio (bridge) with 1 VOl & 2 Tone, using the original control plate. Drilled a 3rd hole and the Alpha mini pots fitted perfectly. I like being able to adjust tone to each pickup - my preference.

4.0

Good quality pot, fit perfectly in my CIJ Jaguar

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These might not be the highest quality out there, but they were the perfect size (although a little taller than the stock ones) for my CIJ Jaguar HH, so I could stick em in without reaming the chrome plate they're mounted to. Glad I found them here!

5.0

OEM replacement for MIJ Ibanez

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No need to make holes bigger.

3.0

Will suffice

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Verified Buyer


I was looking for replacement mini pots for a foreign made les paul jr. type guitar. I was glad to find them here. However, these were the first new pots I had to use CRC cleaner on, because they sounded scratchy. My first choice always in pots is CRL.

5.0

Perfect for a semi-hollowbody

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These were just what I needed to complete a semi-hollowbody with oddly-shaped F-holes. They easily fit into the body, and are smooth and silent. I honestly don't know why these aren't in more guitars as OEM equipment, given the extra space you gain inside any control cavity.

5.0

Perfect

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Perfect for very tight/ small control cavaties.

5.0

These can be a godsend . . .

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Verified Buyer


When, for instance, you widen a strat style pickup route to accommodate a P90 only to find that a standard size volume pot no longer fits. There are some pretty high quality small frame pots out there, but many have damping fluid in them to give them that tight "high end stereo" feel. That's fine for the balance pot on your FM receiver, but on a guitar you need something that can be adjusted with the flick of a pinky in a tenth of a second, not something that you have to wrap more than one finger around to get it to move. These are great for that.

5.0

Great for Small Spaces!

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I installed them on a custom build archtop Tele like guitar, Just perfect!

4.0

GOOD

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THESE CONTROL POTS ARE GOOD AND WORK WELL IF YOU DO NOT HOLD THE SOLDER GUN ON AS LONG AS YOU DO THE REGULAR SIZE POTS. THEY HEAT UP MUCH FASTER AND CAN RUIN THE POT IF HELD TOO LONG!

5.0

It's a pot!

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It works perfectly. The specs are exact!

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