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.
• Fine Spline
• Retainer clip to reduce possibility of push outs.
• Lowest turning torque offered by CTS = easier to turn!
These potentiometers are designed specifically for volume controls. They are not suggested for use as tone controls. You can find tone potentiometers under CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers - LONG SHAFT.
The long-shaft pots have a shaft-length of 3/4”-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.