These are the highest quality Potentiometers that the CTS Corporation manufacture.
WD® Music Products developed these high-quality potentiometers with CTS® to offer you exceptional performance in electronics for your Les Paul and other carved-top instrument requiring the longer 3/4" bushing/shaft length. These are NOT the same CTS pots that other companies stock and sell. These are developed using 9% +/- tolerances and a value at 10% over the stamped, standard 500K rating (550K). This ensures you not only optimum performance but guarantees your potentiometers will always be at least the value stated unlike many others using 20% tolerances where you can be over spec but in most cases way under the specifications you need to ensure good tone from your pickups. They added brass components and a high-quality long-life wiper versus what comes standard on most run of the mill pots to ensure long life, quality and consistent performance.
Here at Atlantic Custom Guitars, we have gone one step further. With this set, you are purchasing a set of 4 handpicked 550k CTS Pots with a 5% or less tolerance. We buy these pots by the 100 pack and then we hand measure every one of them and split them up into either 525k or 550k which allows us to offer even closer 5% tolerances on both the 525k and 550k.
You are purchasing a set of 4 of the best CTS Pots on the market (These are not your standard CTS Pots which have a 20% tolerance). Each pot comes with 2 washers and 2 nuts.
Before I ship, I measure your pots and mark them with a V or T (Volume or Tone). For the best tone, your volume pots should have a higher value than your tone pots.
Important Specs and Dimensions:
- Tolerance = +/- 5%
- Value = 550K Ohms
- Can Size = 15/16 in. radius X 3/4 in. height
- Bushing Threads = 3/8-32
- Bushing Height = 3/4 in.
- Shaft Type - split
- Shaft Diameter = .238 in (6.0mm)
- Spline Count = 24 (NOT metric)
- Hole size requirement = 3/8 in.
PLEASE NOTE: These Long Shaft Pots will also fit most Epiphone and Imported Les Paul's. However, you will most likely have to enlarge the holes for the pots to 3/8 inch and change out your knobs because most Epiphone and Imported pots use a smaller hole and also metric pots use smaller 18 spline knobs whilst USA pots use 24 spline knobs. If you have questions, please contact me.