CTS Control Pots

CTS Control Pots, Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484)
Split shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3484) Item # 0115 In stock, ready to ship!
CTS Control Pots, Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485)
Split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3485) Item # 0116 In stock, ready to ship!
CTS Control Pots, Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486)
Long split shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3486) Item # 0117 In stock, ready to ship!
CTS Control Pots, Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487)
Solid shaft, 250K-ohm (CTS #450S 3487) Item # 0115-S
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CTS Control Pots, Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488)
Solid shaft, 500K-ohm (CTS #450S 3488) Item # 0116-S In stock, ready to ship!
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CTS Control Pots

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

0.235" (5.95mm)
3/8" (9.52mm)
Solid shaft

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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