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Note: A pot is variable resistor. Most common guitar pots have a layer of conductive carbon deposited on a non-conductive phenolic plastic base. A metal "wiper" sweeps along this carbon variable resistance path as the pot shaft is rotated, allowing us to change the resistance and thus choose the level of attenuation. The density pattern of the carbon deposit determines the taper of the pot. A linear taper pot changes resistance evenly; at about half rotation (12 o'clock) you'll get roughly half the total resistance of the pot. An audio (A.K.A. "logarithmic") taper pot works differently; you'll have to turn it up to about three quarters rotation to measure one half of the resistance value of the pot. Try this yourself with an audio taper pot, a linear taper pot and an ohm meter. Looking down at the top of the pot with the solder lugs facing away from you, put your two meter probes on the left-most and center solder lug. Now turn the pot all the way counterclockwise and you should measure the total resistance of the pot (e.g. 500K or so...). Now turn the pot shaft clockwise to about half rotation; it helps to have a pointer type knob on the shaft to keep track of the rotation. If you're measuring a linear taper pot, about half rotation should give you half of the total value of the pot. If you turn this linear taper pot up about three quarters rotation you'll measure 20-25% of the total resistance value. When you turn the pot up all the way clockwise you will probably still measure some resistance, say 2 to 60 or so ohms. Now try to measure an audio pot. You find that the resistance changes only 15-20% or so at half rotation, reading half the total resistance value only after you've reached almost three quarters rotation and then it drops rapidly (logarithmically...). Audio taper pots are commonly used when fine adjustment is needed at lower listening levels. There are many other pot tapers available. In my experience, different examples of even" standard" tapers such as "audio" can vary quite a bit in how they feel to a guitarist. Here again, experimentation with different pots may be worthwhile. Remember that a pot is not an amplifier; it can only attenuate signal.
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Fender 1 Meg Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers
Price: $8.99
Fender 1 Meg Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers
Fender 1 Meg Solid Shaft Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers Fender 1 meg audio panel mount potentiometer with solid 1/4" shaft for traditional set screw knobs. Fits Fender and many other amplifiers.
Fender 100K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Price: $8.95
Fender 100K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender 100K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender 10K Pot 20% 30% LG DPDT
Price: $9.99
Fender 10K Pot 20% 30% LG DPDT
Fender 10K Pot 20% 30% LG DPDT
Fender 250K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Price: $8.95
Fender 250K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender 250K Pot 30C Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers
Price: $8.99
Fender 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers
Fender 250K Solid Shaft J Panel Mount Pot For Amplifiers Fender 250K panel mount potentiometer with solid 1/4" shaft for traditional set screw knobs. Fits Fender and many other amplifiers. J taper responds like a cross between an audio taper and a linear
Fender 50K Pot 15A Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Price: $8.95
Fender 50K Pot 15A Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender 50K Pot 15A Split Shaft, Pack of 2
Fender '65 Twin Reverb Snap In Amp Volume Pot, J Taper, 1 Meg
Price: $5.99
Fender '65 Twin Reverb Snap In Amp Volume Pot,  J Taper, 1 Meg
Fender 1 Meg Snap In J Taper Amp Pot Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. Genuine Fender Part. This pot is used a a Volume control in many Fender amps including the '65 Twin Reverb. Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. Genuine Fender
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1M 20% 10% Gain Control Pot
Price: $8.99
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1M 20% 10% Gain Control Pot
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Dual 1 Meg Gain Control Pot Dual 1 meg pot. Solid aluminum 1/4" D shaft, shaft length approx. .501" long. Mounting nut and washer included.
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100K B
Price: $9.99
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100K B
Fender '87-'94 The Twin Reverb Control Pot 100K linear taper pot with solid aluminum 1/4" D shaft, shaft length approx. .501" long. Mounting nut and washer included. Brand New
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance, One Pot
Price: $6.49
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance, One Pot
Fender Amp Potentiometer By CTS 100 Ohm Hum Balance, One Pot 100 Ohm Hum Balance Pot For '65 Twin Reverb Reissue Amp, useful as hum balance pot for other tube amps. Like the bias pot for this model, this one has a short 1/4" threaded brass bushing.
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 10k Bias Pot, One Pot
Price: $7.99
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 10k Bias Pot, One Pot
Fender Amp Potentiometer By CTS 10k Bias Pot, Linear Taper, One Pot As used on various Fender guitar amplifiers. Screwdriver adjust type. Open back gives access to slotted nylon wafer body.
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 5k Audio
Price: $5.99
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 5k Audio
Fender Amp Potentiometer By CTS 5k Audio Solid shaft pot, the best currently available for repairs to older Fender amplifiers. Case diameter is approx. .875", threaded portion of brass bushing measures approx. .3125" long.
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 5K Linear
Price: $5.99
Fender Amp Pot By CTS 5K Linear
Fender Amp Potentiometer By CTS 5K Linear Solid shaft GENUINE FENDER pots are the best currently available for repairs to older Fender amplifiers. Case diameter is approx. .875", threaded portion of brass bushing measures approx. .3125" long.
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS
Fender Amp Pot, 3M Reverse Audio Taper, NOS Made by CTS, has plastic shaft.
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS
Fender Amp Pot, 3M, NOS Made by CTS, has plastic shaft.
Fender Amp Pot, 50K Reverse Audio, NOS
Price: $9.99
Fender Amp Pot, 50K Reverse Audio, NOS
Fender Amp Pot, 50K Reverse Audio, NOS Made by CTS, has plastic shaft.
Fender Control 50K 30C
Price: $6.79
Fender Control 50K 30C
Fender Control 50K 30C
Fender Control 5K 15A, FM212R/100H
Price: $8.99
Fender Control 5K 15A, FM212R/100H
Fender Control 5K 15A, FM212R/100H
Fender Control Trim Pot 100K B 20% PC MT
Price: $8.99
Fender Control Trim Pot 100K B 20% PC MT
Fender Control Trim Pot 100K B 20% PC MT Fender part number 0019994000. Please note this item is for Warranty or direct replacement only. The serial number of the amplifier is needed for us to order this part for you.
Fender Modern Compact Nickel Lockwashers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 1 Dozen
Price: $3.98
Fender Modern Compact Nickel Lockwashers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 1 Dozen
Twelve Genuine Fender Compact Modern Nickel Plated Steel Internally Toothed Lock Washers For Fender Etc. Pots & Jacks
Fender Nickel Lockwashers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12
Price: $4.89
Fender Nickel Lockwashers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12
Fender Nickel Lock Washers For Fender Pots & Jacks, 12 Bright Nickel plated steel. Essential parts for guitar and amplifier restoration, building and repairs; fits the CTS pots and Switchcraft jacks found on those great '50s-present USA guitars and amps
Fender Nickel Plated Hex Nuts For USA Pots and Jacks, 1 Doz.
Price: $3.99
Fender Nickel Plated Hex Nuts For USA Pots and Jacks, 1 Doz.
Twelve Genuine Fender Nickel Plated Hex Nuts For U.S.A. Pots and Jacks. Nickel plated steel. Essential parts for guitar and amplifier restoration; fits the pots and jacks found on those great '50s to the present day USA guitars and amps EXACTLY.
Fender Snap In Amp Pot 25K 30C
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Amp Pot 25K 30C
Fender 25K 30C Snap In Amplifier Potentiometer Solid 1/4" shaft for standard set screw knobs. Brand New. Genuine Fender.
Fender Snap In Amp Pot, Reverse Audio, 50K
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Amp Pot, Reverse Audio, 50K
Fender Snap In 50K Reverse Audio Pot
Fender Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ
Fender Snap In Control 100K 10C HOZ Brand New. Genuine Fender 0051020000.
Fender Snap In Control 100K B
Price: $6.79
Fender Snap In Control 100K B
Fender Snap In Control 100K B
Fender Snap In Control 50K B, One Pot
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Control 50K B, One Pot
Fender Snap In Control 50K B
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Fender Snap In Control, 250K 10A
Fender Snap In Pot 100K 30C Taper
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Pot 100K 30C Taper
Fender Snap In Pot 100K 30C Taper 100K, 30C Taper, 1/4" diameter 'D' shaped shaft for push-on knobs.
Fender Snap In Pot 100K B
Price: $8.99
Fender Snap In Pot 100K B
Fender Snap In Pot 100K B Taper
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