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Alpha Push-pull Pots


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These dual-function pots pull up to activate an on/on double-pole double-throw mini switch. Can also be used as a normal volume or tone control.

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Alpha Push-pull Pots
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3738 25K-ohm
CLOSEOUT Was $12.95
Yes
$6.89

1215 250K-ohm Yes
$8.98
6 or more $7.99  
12 or more $6.47  

1216 500K-ohm Yes
$8.98
6 or more $7.99  
12 or more $6.47  

1213 500K-ohm, long shaft pot Yes
$8.98
6 or more $7.99  
12 or more $6.47  


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They can control pickup phasing, series/parallel switching, coil-taps, and more.

#3738 25K-ohm
A volume or tone control for active pickups, or for use after the preamp of a piezo-saddle electric guitar bridge such as the Baggs T-Bridge.
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


#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. 25K pots are used for active systems.

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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Alpha Push-pull Pots
Alpha Push-pull Pots
 
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5 6-20-2012
WOW!!!

Nice stuff! It brings a lot of possibilities. Be creative! That's your chance!

Elliott Pinheiro  Bellvei Spain Read my reviews (4)
5 6-03-2012
This works great!

I used the 250k push/pull as a phase switch and tone knob on my Telecaster project. The terminals on the bottom leads of the pot are small, but it just means you need to be a bit more patient and careful. This product was the perfect choice for my guitar-excellent functionality and low price.

Twinrock23  Midlothian, VA Read my reviews (5)
4 5-30-2012
nice pots

Nice pots for a decent price

Gunguitars  Haarlem,the Netherlands Read my reviews (3)
5 4-19-2012
Great Pot ????

Thanks to Stewmac. These arrived quickly and they are great quality. I don't know if I was lucky, but when tested for resistance one came in at 504k-ohms and the other at 505k-ohms. Couldn't ask for much better in either quality or service. Thank you!

Clyde  Mt.Dandenong, Vic. Australia Read my reviews (2)
5 4-09-2012
push-pull pots

Used them for pickup phasing and coil tap in tone controls of a les paul copy. Used schematics from the web, no problems at all. Excellent purchase.

ricardopsilva  Brasilia, DF, Brasil
5 3-30-2012
Push-pull pots

I used them for coil splitting. They are heavy duty and reliable pots.

Mert Ozdemir  Istanbul, Turkey Read my reviews (4)
4 3-26-2012
Great push pull for the price.

I wired this into my Strat to get all possible combinations of pickups. I had to re-solder a few times before I got my wiring correct and this pot held up just fine. So far, it's working like a champ.

EastBayJ  Oakland, CA Read my reviews (14)
5 2-29-2012
Push-Pull pots

I have used these on several guitars, a Fender Strat, Gibson 335 and believe it or not a Hagstrom Viking which also received real Humbuckers. I used them for coil splitting and also for an alternate capacitor. It sure beats putting in a separate switch to do the same.

M.J. Naylor  Bemidji, MN Read my reviews (3)
5 2-26-2012
smokin' pot

Aaaaah, just kidding. This push/pull pot IS smokin', though. Did the trick for adding the option of combining the neck and bridge pickups on my Strat. Solid construction, quality component.

EastBayJ  Oakland, CA Read my reviews (14)
5 1-24-2012
good product

well there isn't much to say..
it just work fine and do what it designed to do..:-)

Yair guitars  ISRAEL , HAIFA , Read my reviews (5)
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