RS Guitarworks 500k SuperPot™ - Short
RS Guitarworks 500k SuperPot™ - Short

RS Guitarworks 500k SuperPot™ - Short

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These Volume pots are manufactured by CTS specifically for RS Guitarworks; they function as Volume controls only - SuperPots will not function as Tone controls! We designed the potentiometers to our specs, which exceed those of the CTS pots that are and have been the industry standard for over 40 years with Gibson®, Fender® etc. The RS Guitarworks SuperPot™ is made with tolerances that are twice as tight as the normal CTS 500k pots used in even the most expensive Les Pauls® etc. We also had the cheap aluminum shaft replaced with brass for more durability. We chose CTS’s old-school heavy carbon resistance path instead of the inferior silk-screening currently used by many other makers. And perhaps most important, we custom designed the taper specifically for the volume position of electric guitar. Our custom taper gives smooth even response throughout the range of motion. You will not experience any steep drop-offs or uneven taper. Together these features represent what is without doubt the ultimate potentiometer for electric guitar applications. These RS SuperPots™ are available in both short and long shaft to cover most any guitar application where a 500k pot is suitable. The SuperPot can be wired either right- or left-handed.

• Fine Spline

• Retainer clip to reduce possibility of push outs.

• Lowest turning torque offered by CTS = easier to turn!

• Can be wired right- or left-handed!!

These potentiometers are designed specifically for volume controls; they are not suggested for use as Tone controls.

The short-shaft pots have a shaft length of 3/8”-inch.

Please Note: All guitars manufactured in Japan, China, Indonesia and Mexico use metric pots (6mm), and have metric sized holes drilled for the pots. All pots sold by RS Guitarworks use standard pots and hole diameters (3/8"). Therefore, holes in the guitar, plates and/or pickguards will need to be enlarged to 3/8" to fit properly. Also, metric knobs will not fit the RS pot shafts; most popular knobs are available on the store in new and aged versions.

When you have decided on the model and specifications of your dream guitar or bass, you can either place the order online, or call us to discuss any details or specific questions/requests. Once your build has been finalized, a minimum of a 50% deposit is required to start the build.  If you’ve purchased the guitar outright from us – this deposit does not apply. 

From the time you have placed your order or deposit, you have two weeks to make any changes. After that, all specifications are final. Actual build time is based on the exact options chosen, but typically our build time is about four months.

Month 1

  • Choose your model and options. After determining what you want and you have either placed your order online or confirmed options with us, your deposit will be due.
  • After the deposit is made, you will have two weeks to make any changes.

  • Once the all details have been finalized, all preliminary woodworking is started.

  • Necks are fretted and final shaped. Body is finish sanded and prepped for paint.
  • All necessary parts/hardware are ordered.


Month 2

  • Body and neck go to paint. This stage can take several weeks to properly apply lacquer depending on color and aging level. 
  • Due to the nature of nitrocellulose lacquer, the guitars are allowed to cure for four weeks.


Month 3

  • In the middle of month 3 the bodies and necks, once completely dry, come out of the booth for wet sanding and buffing. 
  • Depending on the level of aging requested, the body, neck and all hardware are put in the aging process.


Month 4

  • Frets are leveled and crowned. The nut is cut. 
  • After all appropriate aging is complete the guitar will go into final assembly. 
  • After final assembly, we allow a minimum of one week for the guitar to acclimate before we perform the final setup. 
  • When everything is completed, you will be contacted to pay the balance and submit any final details in regards to shipping.

When you receive your guitar or bass, you have 2 days to contact us with any concerns you might have. We strive for 100% satisfaction, so any issues or concerns you may have will be addressed promptly. All of our instruments come with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.