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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 10-22-2010
Push/Pull Pots

Push pull pots can be used for many different applications. I enjoy using them to tap a humbucker into a "single coil" tone. These pots work especially well because you don't have to route or cut into your guitar to add a mini switch. If you've always wanted your Les Paul to be able to replicate a single coil sound but aren't interested in cutting up the '59 burst top (!) these pots can fit the bill nicely.

Solder the two lower lugs on the push/pull side together and then ground that to the back of the pot. Solder the two middle lugs on the push/pull side together and connect your pickup(s) series link to this. When you pull the pot up it will split the coils. Keep the pot down and it's full humbucking. The "normal" lugs work just like a regular pot.

You can also use this to phase the pickups and change the series/parallel settings. Stew Mac sells these with several nuts and washers so you can adjust the height precisely to your guitar. And if you are doing the "Jimmy Page" mod to your Les Paul, get the long shaft pots so they will fit the archtop of your guitar. Rock on!

charvel750  Jacksonville, FL USA Read my reviews (2)
5 10-10-2010
Versatile "hidden" switching

I use them mostly as simple coil cuts, although series/parallel is my choice for a humbucker if I can convince the player of it's merits. Most of my own guitars are set up S/P because it gets clean and stays humbucking. Good quality too.

Jerry Pietrzak BlueMystGuitar  Clark NJ Read my reviews (6)
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5 9-22-2010
you'll never go back

once you go push/pull you'll never go back. I've only broken 1 of 5 so far !

KungShu  Ukee, Canada Read my reviews (4)
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5 9-08-2010
Push pull

I'm using this in my Epi Les Paul to split the coils. Works well.

Todd  Winnipeg Manitoba Read my reviews (9)
3 8-23-2010
no problem

Shipped on time works as good as most other push pulls i've installed.

jgola  Grayslake
3 7-16-2010
questionable quality

after a couple of months of use, these pots feel kind of "loose". I prefer name-brand pots.

Schuyler  San Francisco, CA Read my reviews (15)
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