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CTS Control Pots

CTS Control Pots

CTS Control Pots Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484)

Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484)

Item # 0115
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CTS Control Pots Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485)

Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485)

Item # 0116
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$7.21

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CTS Control Pots Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486)

Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486)

Item # 0117
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$9.63

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CTS Control Pots Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487)

Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487)

Item # 0115-S
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$6.96

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CTS Control Pots Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488)

Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488)

Item # 0116-S
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$6.96

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CTS Control Pots

About This Item

CTS pots have long been the first choice in American guitars. CTS pots from StewMac have even more to like: closer tolerances and longer life!

We've specified these CTS pots to feature a longer-life brass shaft and tighter ±10% resistance tolerance compared to CTS products 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)
Thread 3/8 x 32
Thread height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread height, long shaft 3/4" (19.05mm)
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 (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground.

Replacement Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers are also available.


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4.0

A liitle Long

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace the noisy pots in my Epiphone LP. The shafts are a little longer than expected even though the description says 3/4 inch thread length ... my 3/4 inch isn't that long due to a little additional shaft that is not threaded .. but these are better length than those that I purchased of Amazon and had to return. They will work with some adjustment nuts on the back.

5.0

Quality Pots

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I had 500k pots in my Jaguar, but it felt super dull in the low end. I figured not all pots are created equal and switched them out with CTS pots and it made a hell of a difference.

5.0

No Problems

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Verified Buyer


These work just fine, and you can find the same thing on Gibson guitar.

5.0

Hands Down Best service!

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Nothing to exciting with my product, nothing fancy here. Had some problems with the order, Stew stepped up and exceeded all expectations. Lifetime customer for sure! Great folks.

5.0

good pots

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Verified Buyer


Pots are smooth and within tolerance.

5.0

cts 500k potentiometer

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Verified Buyer


these pots are smooth turning. I used them as tone control on my 1963 Gibson Firebird as the originals were wore out. they function perfectly

5.0

Big Deal:))

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Verified Buyer


Respect!!!!

5.0

Good quality

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Verified Buyer


I've used these pots in two of my guitars as upgrades to the electronics.They work well and feel better than the cheaply made pots I typically encounter in lower priced guitars and overseas imports.They are now a standard component when I upgrade electronics.

5.0

High quality

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This is my first buying electronics from Stewmac for a project and they fit perfectly and work perfectly.

5.0

consistant quality

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Verified Buyer


I had trouble with another less expensive brand (failed within hours) and switched to CTS pots. Never had a comeback since.

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