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Alpha Control Pots


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Alpha potentiometers are among the world's most widely used guitar tone and volume controls.

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Alpha Control Pots
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3755 25K-ohm Yes
$8.97
6 or more $7.78  
12 or more $6.97  

0128 250K-ohm Yes
$2.73
12 or more $2.43  
50 or more $1.96  

0130 500K-ohm Yes
$2.73
12 or more $2.43  
50 or more $1.96  

3482 500K-ohm long shaft Yes
$6.95
6 or more $6.02  
12 or more $5.42  

3481 1 meg-ohm Yes
$4.69
6 or more $4.07  
12 or more $3.66  


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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.

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Alpha Control Pots
Alpha Control Pots
 
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5 7-08-2012
Quality pots, good price

Like the others below, not much more to say. Will buy again.

willowhaus  Decatur, GA Read my reviews (5)
5 7-05-2012
Not generic, and not CTS

I grabbed three audio taper 250k pots for a SSS strat. Everything wired up and worked as expected. No noise, no complaints - will order again if needed.

tb  Portland OR Read my reviews (50)
5 6-14-2012
Great Pots

The pots worked great. Not much to say... nice taper, smooth turning... Overall worked great.

909one  Chicago Read my reviews (3)
5 6-10-2012
Nice replacements!

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

Steve R  Spring,Tx Read my reviews (26)
5 6-09-2012
Nice, solid pots

These are great pots. They hold together well and don't feel flimsy or cheap. One irksome thing about them is that I always seem to have problems getting solder to adhere to the casing.

Bjarne  NY Read my reviews (10)
5 5-31-2012
Ottimi...

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

Alberto Lancellotta  Castellammare di Stabia (NA) Read my reviews (3)
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4 5-12-2012
Solid Pots

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

palsh  Goose Bay, NL Read my reviews (5)
4 4-26-2012
Decent Quality

Decent pots for the price. Would buy again.

Nathan K  NC Read my reviews (18)
5 4-02-2012
alpha pots

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

Slash671  Guam Read my reviews (29)
5 4-01-2012
Alpha Control Pots

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

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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