CTS pots have long been first choice in American guitars. CTS pots from StewMac have even more to like: we specify a longer-life brass shaft and tighter ±10% resistance tolerance (features not offered by most other suppliers). CTS precision audio taper gives you smoother and more accurate response than you'll get with economy pots. Crank your guitar up to 10 and the volume swells all the way—no abrupt flattening to choke your playing style.
Available with split shaft for fine-knurled (24-spline) knob, or with smooth shaft to fit a set-screw knob. A long-shaft 500K-ohm version fits Les Paul style 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)
3/8" x 32
Thread height, long shaft
Required mounting hole diameter
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.