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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3908)

Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3908)

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3910)

Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3910)

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3912)

Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3912)

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3909)

Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3909)

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3911)

Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3911)

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CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT

About This Item

Add a switch without adding a hole. Sized to fit more guitars.
On these top quality CTS control pots, the switch contacts are on the side, not the back. This makes them shorter, so they'll fit most guitars without routing—only 1" cavity depth is needed.

The double-pole double-throw switch adds lots of wiring options. Pull the knob to coil-cut a humbucker, switch a pickup in/out, or control anything: the switch is electrically separate from the control pot.

CTS pots have long been the first choice in American guitars. CTS worked with StewMac to create these unique control pots. In addition to their space-saving size, they feature a longer-life brass shaft and tighter ±10% resistance tolerance compared to CTS products offered elsewhere.

Their precision audio taper gives smoother, more accurate response than you'll get with economy pots. The volume swells evenly from 0 to 10, with no abrupt changes.

Available with split shaft for fine-knurled (24-spline) knob, or with smooth shaft to fit a set-screw knob. The long shaft #0229 fits Les Paul® and other carved-top solidbodies.

Each CTS pot includes a flat washer, lock washer, and two hex mounting nuts for custom height adjustment on a pickguard or control plate.


Split shaft, fine knurling
Diameter
Height

0.235" (5.95mm)
3/8" (9.52mm)
Solid shaft
Diameter
Height

1/4" (6.35mm)
3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread 3/8" x 32
Thread height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread height, long shaft 3/4" (19.05mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)
Required cavity depth 1" (25.4mm)

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 (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground.

Replacement Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers are also available.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Upgrading control pots: choosing the right pots and knobs

Lots of low-cost guitars play great, even though the manufacturers cut costs on hardware and electronics. Swapping out your control pots is an easy mod with big results. Erick Coleman shows you how to avoid trouble…

Instructions

Product Instructions

Wiring the CTS DPDT Push-Pull Pot

How to wire the CTS DPDT Push Pull Pots.

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5.0

Exactly the fit for my 2017 Les Paul Standard

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This pot was exactly the same as the factory pot in my 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

5.0

cts and grover

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Verified Buyer


Thanks Stewart because they always offer me products of excellent quality which allow me without a doubt a job with the best result! At this moment I am working on the modicicacion of a guitar Schecter we hope to achieve the results sought ... greetings

5.0

Great pot!

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Great pot once I figured out how to wire it. Would have been nice to have some wiring instructions or demo video. I used it on telecaster with 4-ways switch w/phase reverse on "pull" position,. Works like a charm. No noise. Nice taper.

5.0

Excellent !!!!!

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RESPECT for StewMac:)))))

5.0

CTS Push-pull

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Excellent pot, a little different but it works great with a perfect audio taper and very low noise.

4.0

push pull pots

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work very well

5.0

Fantastic

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Great innovation by CTS-- other push pulls would not fit into my Epiphone Nighthawk easily, however this fits and works perfectly. Wired a coil splitting tone control for the neck mini humbucker, and the bridge humbucker with this pot and all good. The switch contacts are quite small, however don't be deterred by this. Another poster has mentioned that if you have two wires twisted together they will not fit into the contacts, however for a master tone control with coil splitting capability as in my particular guitar, I have two wires in every necessary contact, and even three wires in one contact. Just takes a steady hand. Awesome pot-- thank you Stewmac.

5.0

Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3912)

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Fits 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard Light Burst. I purchased 4 of these to diy a 21tone Jimmy Page wiring kit. I also bought 3 steel braided wires, 3-way switch, and cloth covered wires, Orange Drop Caps & Treble-bleed kit from StewMac. Thank you StewMac for helping me make my own 21 Tone JP Kit!

5.0

P-rails

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Just wired these up to a set of SD P-rails and they work great!

5.0

Great pots for modding my guitar

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My tech said that once he figured out the odd configuration of these push-pull DPDT pots, it was easy to install these as an upgrade for my Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro guitar; I purchased four of these pots to replace the standard pots that came stock (2 of the Epi pots were Alpha push-pulls to split the coils of each humbucker), and then I asked my tech to add the 21-way Jimmy Page wiring mod. These CTS pots are excellent. When I pull them to either split coils, switch from series to parallel wiring, or switch between in- and out- of phase, I don't get a loud and annoying "click" as I did with the stock Alpha pots. The audio taper is better, and the sound quality of the pickups (stock Epi Classic Alnico and ProBuckers in the neck and bridge respectively) is much improved, of course. I may replace these stock pickups at some point, but with the upgraded pots, I don't need to do so anytime soon. I have used CTS pots in the past, and will continue to do so. Chuck those stock Alpha pots and move up to CTS!

Just a note to those using these to upgrade an Epi Les Paul: I ordered the long shaft pots thinking that I would need a accomodate the deeper rout in the back of the guitar and the thicker carved body of an LP, but honesty, these push-pull DPDT pots are so long that regular shaft would have been fine. My tech made them fit, but with the Emerson paper-in-oil caps that I also had installed, I *just* have enough room to screw on the back cavity cover. Give yourself more room inside and DON'T order the long shaft if you opt for the DPDT push-pulls.

Great customer service from StewMac; my order always arrives right away and exactly as I ordered. Two thumbs up and five-stars all around.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 56 See CTS Push-pull Pots, DPDT
on page 56 of our StewMac Digital Catalog