which push/pull pot?

Robert Parker

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I'm ordering some pups from Zhangbucker :dude:, and they'll be set up for his Splat option, so I need some push/pull pots. Looking at allparts, there seems to be a few different options, and I'm not sure which ones I need. My plan was to get the CTS, but allparts doesn't seem to be listing which one is CTS.

1. 500K DPDT Push Pull Audio Pot | Allparts.com

2. 500K Push Push Audio Pot | Allparts.com

3. 500K Linear Pot | Allparts.com


If anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be great. Thanks.
 

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I'd go with Audio Taper... but honestly, I can't tell the difference between the $9 and the $16 version... there is nothing in the description... maybe you can email them.
 

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I'd go with Audio Taper... but honestly, I can't tell the difference between the $9 and the $16 version... there is nothing in the description... maybe you can email them.

The $16 one push/push.
 

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Yup, you're right. My bad. It just dawned on me - don't you have to use long-shaft pots with the LP b/c of the carved top? Will the $9 pot work, or would I need this one instead?

500K 3-4 inch Pot | Allparts.com

Not necessarily. It depends on where and when your LP was made.
My Epiphone Les Paul takes short shaft pots. Most asian made Les Pauls should be like this.
 

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These are what you need. Part number: R-VB-500KA-PPSP

Antique Electronic Supply

Pot - Bourns, 500K Audio, with Push-Pull Switch, Knurled Split Shaft
500K audio, 17mm body diameter, 0.1 watts, 300 degree rotation, 1/4" shaft diameter, solder lugs, 3/8" bushing.

$10 each
 

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Mine's a '93 Studio Lite made in Nashville.

Well, congrats on having a nice guitar (I hope).
However...you'll have to pay a little extra because it needs long shaft pots, sorry.

For future reference, this chart answers questions regarding what shaft length/type - long or short thread, split or solid shaft - is needed for which model of guitar.
 

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Bourns push/pulls would be great. If there's a long shaft version of it, it would be a good buy.
 

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Those last two are push/pushes again, careful.
 

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I tried looking for push-pushes once and had no luck... I'd much rather have one of them than a push-pull... just an easier move when playing.

But OP's looking for push-pulls, so, my bad.
 

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