Please Note: ALL 280K SuperPots are SPLIT-SHAFT. When your order the RS 280K SuperPot, it will ship with a brass sleeve for use with knobs with set screws. All standard USA metal Tele-style knobs will fit over the brass sleeves; knobs with set-screws should accept a 1/4"-inch shaft. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
These pots are manufactured by CTS specifically for RS Guitarworks. 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 pots used in even the most expensive Strats® etc. We also had the cheap aluminum shaft replaced with brass for better durability, and retainer clip to eliminate push-outs. The target resistance was designated so that our pots will never fall below 250k and never exceed 300k resistance! We chose CTS’s old-school heavy carbon resistance path instead of the inferior silk-screening currently used by many other makers and more important, we custom designed the taper specifically for electric guitar volume controls. 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 pots are available in split shaft only.
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 CTS250K - SOLID SHAFT.
The short-shaft pots have a shaft-length of 3/8”-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.