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CTS Control Pots

CTS Control Pots

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

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

Item # 0115-S
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$6.33

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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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$6.33

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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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5.0

Just The Best Made!

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Can't go wrong with CTS pots!

5.0

My fave for tone pots

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Verified Buyer


Does what it is supposed to do and has a very smooth taper. The usual good CTS quality. I only wish Stew Mac would carry 1 Meg linear's for my other tone pot needs but for some odd reason they do not and I have to sorce them elsewhere.

5.0

Excellent Pots

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CTS are the only pots I buy now because I don't have any problems with them and they last a very long time.

These are Audio Taper pots. I do wish Stewmac also had Linear Taper pots available.

5.0

It's a pot! It varies resistance! Rotates in both directions!

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Perfect drop-in replacement for my '64 DuoSonic.

5.0

Great quality

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The pots I ordered were 250k pots and work great in my 87’ Stratocaster.

5.0

Terrific customer service

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Bought a couple pots and fret files, all are excellent quality, well packed and shipped promptly.

5.0

Great parts for an upgrade .

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I purchased these CTS pots for a guitar that I purchased that had lessor quality parts installed from the factory . I always replace those parts with these pots because the quality is so good .

5.0

Nice pots

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I really like these pots. Great for standard use, if you want low friction for easier volume swells, go with the Pro pot. Otherwise stick with these - definitely an upgrade over stock.

5.0

CTS Control Potentiometers

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Nice pot. They work very well.

4.0

Good pot

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Verified Buyer


Bought this to replace the volume pot in my strat, along with some other items. It was missing from the initial shipment stewmac sent me but after letting them know they sent it out right away. Forgivable given the current status of the country. The pot was not an exact replacement for the factory one (slightly longer shaft) but worked just fine with the included hardware.

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