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Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot

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Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot

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Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot

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Expand your tonal range!
Smoothly blend your pickups into your sound or remove the tone control entirely, giving your Strat the raw output of a "no-load" pot.

Seamless, intuitive blending
The Emerson Pro CTS Blender Pot has a custom audio taper specially designed for smooth and accurate response. Wire it to replace your Strat® middle pickup tone control, and smoothly blend your neck or bridge pickup into the mix at the 1, 2, 4 and 5 switch positions.

Get raw "no-load" sound
Add a full-throttle, no-load option by replacing your tone pot. Dial this pot up to 10, and it's removed from the circuit completely. Hear the full presence of your pickups, unaffected by loss of highs from your tone circuit. The capacitor and the pot are added back in smoothly as you roll off the control. The Pro Blender/No-load Pot has no detent, so the feel is click-free. This requires no special wiring, simply swap the pots.

    Low drag, tight tolerance and smooth taper.
  • Long-life brass shaft and bushing
  • 10% tolerance
  • 250K-ohm custom audio taper
  • Developed by Emerson in cooperation with CTS

"Pro CTS pots from Emerson Custom were designed to be the premium choice for the discerning guitarist looking for optimum performance. They feature a longer-life brass shaft and bushing, and a tighter resistance tolerance. Each and every Emerson Pro CTS pot is hand tested to ensure that it meets or exceeds our stated tolerances for smooth and accurate response."
—Mitch Ingram, Emerson Custom Guitar

"I use Emerson Pro CTS pots and really like the way they perform. No sudden jumps or cuts as you turn the dial. They're easier to turn, giving you faster control. The bottom of the pot has the vintage look, too."
—Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Split-shaft diameter
Fine knurling
0.235" (5.95mm)
Thread   3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   3/8" (9.52mm)

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


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Trade Secrets!

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Instructions

Product Instructions

Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot Instructions

Installation and wiring diagram for Strat® with Emerson Pro CTS Blender Pot.

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5.0

Spin-a-Split

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Used this for a spin-a-split on a T.V. Jones Power'Tron Plus. The taper was excellent. There was no massive drop off in volume or output. Very smooth as you spin from 0 to 10.

5.0

Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot

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I wired 2 Stratocaster guitars using the circuit for the Emerson Pro CTS Blender/No-load Pot and now I have the added features of being able to blend in the neck pickup when I select the bridge pickup as well as blending in the bridge pickup when I select the neck pickup, and there's more. This is an easy modification to do and it works very well and it's well worth doing.

2.0

Works, but is very sloppy/loose.

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Verified Buyer


I put a pair of these in a recent Strat build I did. They work for taking the tone cap completely out of the circuit, and so allow a bit more brightness to come through, but the shafts feel very loose and there is noticeable wobble back-and-forth of the shaft, which leaves me worried about reliability long-term. This would get 4-5 stars if they had the precise feel of the rest of the CTS line.

5.0

Great for strat modifications

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I frequently have customers with stratocasters that I recommend this modification to. You can replace the bridge tone knob with this pot, and allow a blending of the neck & bridge pickups. This gives a whole new world of options to your pickups selecting, and in my opinion is a must for any studio guitar.

5.0

Emerson CTS blend pot

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Verified Buyer


Part was as advertised, but, I could not apply it to P-J Bass application....my bad for not researching enough to find it was for guitars with a 5 way switching system.
I ordered the Alpha blend pot, installed perfectly, and works great.

5.0

great for strats !

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Verified Buyer


Lindy fralin first told me about these i use them in both my strats,people hear them and ask me to install them in there guitars too !

1.0

piece of junk

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this pot, at least the particular one i got, is DRAMATICALLY BAD. its so loose that it practically move by itself if you move a lot on stage. and it feels "scratchy".the shaft WIGGLES so the knob feels like the whole pot was not mounted properly. but it is - its just the loose shaft in the pot itself. and it make noise when turning, like it was some years old and not used. the experience you get is practially "its bloody broken!". the worst pot I ever used.

5.0

Golden ratio for quality/price!

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I love these pots. Emerson Pro/CTS quality is fantastic, and the no-load functionality is sublime.

I just wish these no-loads were offered in other ratings, or at least in 500k. 1M would be nice, too.

4.0

Good pot.

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Bought this as a no load pot for tone control. I always use CTS pots and this pot is smooooth. Really a noticable improvement over stock CTS, even though there's nothing wrong with stock CTS.
My new go to pot for my nicer guitars, I like to spoil them.

5.0

Awesome Product!

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These are great and they're built really solid too. I'll be using Emerson Pros from now on.



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