TAD Custom CTS 500K Audio Potentiometer Short (3/8") Split Shaft
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The TAD Custom Series made by CTS combines the highest quality details from over 70 years of experience at CTS: solid brass shaft, brass thread, Vintage Audio Taper control characteristics (for logarithmic pots) and the unique dimple design in which the shaft goes right through the housing.

With the vintage "dimple back" potentiometers, the shaft goes completely through the pot to the domed top and is visibly fixed to the back. This provides maximum stability, and ensures the highest quality over the long term when used in guitars and amplifiers.

This "dimple back" design makes the TAD custom series unique and at the same time one of the world's best potentiometers for guitars and amplifiers.

Our CTS potentiometers have a low torque for smooth rotation, and a unique anti-static coating. Additionally they come with a solid brass shaft and brass threads, hence, the perfect upgrade for any amplifier.

Aged vintage pots often have a slightly increased value which gives the sound a little more life and kick. TAD Custom guitar potentiometers are designed to have values slightly above target, to produce this effect.

Track Taper: Logarithmic 30% (J type)
Connection Type: Soldering Lug
Resistance Value: 500K Ω
Casing: Dimple Back
Shaft: 1/4" knurled
Shaft type: Split/knurled
Thread: 3/8" brass
Angle of rotation: 300° +/- 5°
Rating: 1/4W @ 55°C
Insulation: 500V DC
Rotational life test: 10,000 cycles
Shaft material: Brass
Terminal board: Bakelite with flame UL 94V2

*Mounting hardware included.

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Terms and conditions: If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 14 days and a full refund will be provided. Buyer assumes responsibility for return postage.
Potentiometers and other electronic soldered components must be returned in an un-used, un-soldered state and in the original packaging
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2 months
Thanks Gary
5 months
@Ravelleman it should be fine, but I would measure the depth of the hole with a calipers to make sure
5 months
Realising now that 3/8" is diameter. Is the shaft length suitable for a Gibson Les Paul Junior?
5 months
Is this the same as what TAD calls its medium shaft? I am looking for a volume pot for a Junior - I think 3/8" is what is required.
8 months
100% can i collect 3 off you later this evening, only up the road.il offer to pm
8 months
@Jayplunkett Hi Jay, I'm in Ballaghaderreen yeah. These will fit Epi's but you'll probably need to ream the control holes out with a 3/8" or 9.5mm bit. They won't fit a 335 style Epi however without modifications.
8 months
Hi, do u have any pots that fit epiphone etc.
Are you based in ballaghderreen