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Alpha Push-pull Pots 250K-ohm

250K-ohm

Item # 1215
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Alpha Push-pull Pots 500K-ohm

500K-ohm

Item # 1216
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Alpha Push-pull Pots 500K-ohm, long shaft pot

500K-ohm, long shaft pot

Item # 1213
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Alpha Push-pull Pots

About This Item

Dual-function pots pull up to activate an on/on double-pole double-throw mini switch.

Can be used as a normal volume or tone control, or control pickup phasing, series/parallel switching, coil-taps, and more.

#1215 250K-ohm

Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread  
M7 x 0.75
Threaded portion height  
3/8"
(9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter  
9/32"
(7.14mm)
Required body cavity depth  
1-1/8"
(28.58mm)
Two mounting nuts, flat washer and lock washer included


#1216 500K-ohm
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread  
M7 x 0.75
Threaded portion height  
3/8"
(9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter  
9/32"
(7.14mm)
Required body cavity depth  
1-1/8"
(28.58mm)
Two mounting nuts, flat washer and lock washer included


#1213 500K-ohm,long shaft pot for Les Paul®
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)
Required body cavity depth  
1-1/8"
(28.58mm)
Two mounting nuts, flat washer and lock washer included


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 some of the high frequencies to ground. A 1 Meg-ohm pot bleeds off even less than a 500K pot, so if you want to hear your guitar "wide open" you may want to try one.

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.

We also have a full line of control pots for non-active circuitry. Extra mounting nuts and lock washers are also available.

To see the knobs available for these pots, click here.


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5.0

Perfect P/P pots!

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Verified Buyer


Perfect, quality Alpha P/P pots. Now I can split my Seymour Duncan pickups & get versatile with my sound.

4.0

Good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Really enjoy the options these pots provide. Nice smooth positive operation, no glitchyness. Feels like a very high quality product. Definitely recommended if you want to experiment with the tonal options of coil-splitting, reversing, etc.

5.0

Very nice pots

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Pots are well-made and work flawlessly. The solder tabs are adequate in size for even hammy-handed solderers like me. I will definitely order more to have on hand for future new builds and retrofits.

5.0

Does the job!

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Verified Buyer


Replaced my PRS SE Tremonti''s 500k tone control pots with these push/pull pots, to enable coil split of the Duncan SH2n and SH4 humbuckers I installed. These pots are perfect for this purpose. They're quiet and their depth fits this guitar's control cavity with room to spare. Very happy with the result!

4.0

Great push pull pots!!!

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Verified Buyer


Good clean pot. Easy to use. Easy to install. Glad I got extra.

5.0

I love stewmac!

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These guys and products are as good and solid as you'll find. The tech customer service is beyond compare.

4.0

Did the Job...Ddghjklplojhg 

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Still holding up...

5.0

No problems.

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Verified Buyer


Does what it's supposed to do.

5.0

Quick shipping

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My orders have been small, nevertheless they ship immediately and I receive quickly.

5.0

Good product

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Verified Buyer


Good quality push/pull switches

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