CTS® Premium US ⅜” Standard Length Full-Size Potentiometer
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The CTS standard length pots (⅜” or 9.5mm) are a safe choice and will fit most US-made guitars.
CTS is a top of the line guitar potentiometer that has been used in most American builds.
This series of CTS pots are the same high-quality pots that have become the industry standard for top guitar manufacturers. Robust construction featuring brass shaft and bushing.
These US specs potentiometers are perfect replacement for US made guitars.
If your guitar is Asian made, you might need to enlarge the hole to fit this pot.
A is Audio (for Tone or Volume)
B is Linear (for Volume)
V is Vintage Audio (for Volume)
250k for Single-Coils
500k for humbuckers
US (⅜” or 9.5mm) - made in US
Metric (8mm) - made in Asia
Short (¼” or 6.35mm) - perfect for pickguard and control plate mounting like Strat, Tele, Jazz bass and Precision bass.
Standard (⅜” or 9.5mm) - this is a safe choice and will fit most guitars. Just add hex Nuts and Washers and washers as necessary. This length is required for the wood top or direct to body mounting.
Long (¾” or 19mm) - best used on guitars with extra thick bodies like Gibson Les Pual USA.
Value: 250k, 500k, 1Meg
Taper: Linear(B), Audio/Log (A)
Thread Length: Standard (⅜” or 9.5mm)
Thread Diameter*: US (⅜” or 9.5mm)
Shaft: split / knurled 24 splines
Body: Full size (0.9” or 24mm)
Torque: Standard friction rotation
V500k Vintage Audio
A1MEG 1000k Audio
2 sets of hex nut and washer
*If your guitar is Asian made, you might need to enlarge the hole to fit this pot.
For a complete guide on how to choose the correct potentiometer for your guitar, read the wiring guide on our website or watch our YT tutorials.
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