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WD-450-500-1

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CTS 550K CUSTOM AUDIO TAPER SPLIT SHAFT POT SKU: CTS500

WD Music Products developed this high-quality potentiometer with CTS to offer you exceptional performance in electronics for your instrument. 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 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. We added brass components and a high quality wiper versus what comes standard on most run of the mill pots to ensure long life, quality and consistent performance.

Important Specs and Dimensions:

Tolerance = +/- 9%
Can Size = 15/16 in. radius X 3/8 in. height
Bushing Threads = 3/8-32
Bushing Height = 3/8 in.
Shaft Type - split
Shaft Diameter = .238 in (6.3mm)
Spline Count = 24 (NOT metric)
Shaft Length - 3/8 in.
Hole size requirement = 3/8 in.
Value = 550K Ohms

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American made doesn't always mean better. This is that brand people go with when they don't know any better. What they don't tell you is if you're buying an import guitar you'll have to widen the holes in your guitar 250k or 500k. Unless you got a really bad pot from the land of quality that is far below the stated value you're not going to hear a difference. I've taken about 5 fenders apart from deluxe to MIM and almost always the pots are under the stated tolerance which is bad. They might as well have kept going with alphas if it wasn't for the sales pitch. Get out a can of cleaner which is cheaper than one of these bad boys and clean the scratchiness out of your pots your guitar tech is not being honest with you. This requires no soldering.
Posted by lespaulfanboy9999 on Dec 6, 2018
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