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Alpha Mini Control Pot

Alpha Mini Control Pot

Alpha Mini Control Pot

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Alpha Mini Control Pot

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500K-ohm mini pot for tight control cavities, or a raised archtop guitar pickguard. Split shaft with coarse knurling. Made by Alpha.

#3477 500K-ohm, mini pot
For tight control cavities, or a raised archtop guitar pickguard.
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Overall height   1-1/4" (31.75mm)
Housing height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Lugs extend   1/4" (6.35mm)
Thread   M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Housing diameter   5/8" (15.88mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   5/16" (7.94mm)
Two mounting nuts, flat washer and lock washer included


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Creative option

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This pot is working well on cigar box constructions.

5.0

Work great. All of them

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not one problem. Not one faulty one. I used 4 out 6 so far. And I'm 4 for 4.

5.0

Great problem solver!

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Sometimes you just don't have the space for standard full size pots. These are smaller in both diameter and depth. I couldn't have wired the guitar at all with standard pots. Oh yeah...Their smooth taper and solid feel are appreciated.

2.0

Good as a tone pot; terrible for volume pot

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As a tone pot it works fine but as a volume pot it might as well be an on/off switch. Below about 8 it might as well be off. I know audio taper pots are often favored for volume, but had to change it to a linear taper to get any sort of range of volume. Also much too easy to turn...one slight touch and it's either wide open or almost off.

4.0

Solid little pots, not the easiest to work with.

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I picked up a few of these to do a wiring upgrade on a Squier P-Bass. Initially I had used full sized CTS pots but the where just a tad tight for the space and I couldn't get the pick guard to lay flat. I redid the wiring with these and they worked fine but they have some coating that makes the solder slip off the surface. Even with roughing up the top of the pots with 220 sandpaper it took a little bit of patience to make a solid solder joint. Other than that they were fine.

5.0

Drop-In replacement (almost)

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I bought two of these Alpha 500K potentiometers to replace the similar pots in a damaged guitar. They worked great! The only modification I had to make was to drill slightly larger mounting holes in the guitar body. The original pots had smaller bushing thread size.

1.0

Alpha 500K Mini Control pots

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Absolutely HORRIBLE to work with... there's a weird coating on the pot casing that makes it virtually impossible to solder ground leads to it. I had to literally file away the layer of coating to lay down a solder pad. As an experienced builder of wiring harnesses and an electronics engineer, I would not recommend this product.

5.0

Small Pots

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Good for imports with small cavities.

5.0

Perfect for my DIY Tele-style Albatross

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I decided to customized the guitar with a mini humbucker (neck) & DiMarzio (bridge) with 1 VOl & 2 Tone, using the original control plate. Drilled a 3rd hole and the Alpha mini pots fitted perfectly. I like being able to adjust tone to each pickup - my preference.

4.0

Good quality pot, fit perfectly in my CIJ Jaguar

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These might not be the highest quality out there, but they were the perfect size (although a little taller than the stock ones) for my CIJ Jaguar HH, so I could stick em in without reaming the chrome plate they're mounted to. Glad I found them here!

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