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All of our CTS 500K pots are from their 450G series that are potentiometers CTS designs specifically for use in guitars. We custom spec a number of our CTS products to give you a better more usable pot much closer to specification than most of our competitors and a fraction of the cost. We also offer a CTS 525K pot. Why 525K? At 10% tolerance the value of these CTS pots can range from 475K to 575K, and the majority of these pots will be much closer to the 525K spec. This means no exceptionally low or high resistance pots that can be found when using typical 20% tolerance 500K pots, or even 500K pots at 10% tolerance. We're very pleased with these pots and think you will be too!
CTS or Bourns 500k pots are typically used with Gibson Les Paul's(R), PRS, or other Humbucker equipped guitars. Long shaft (3/4" bushing height) for guitars using a control plate, short shaft (3/8" bushing length) for guitars where pots mount through the body. If you are uncertain whether you guitar uses long or short shaft pots, as a general rule Gibson Les Pauls made after 1977, excluding historic reissues, use long shaft pots. There are certain exceptions so please double check before you order.
Looking for CTS pots that are more likely to read near or above 500K tighter tolerances or balanced sets of pots. Check out our 5% tolerance CTS 500K sets, our CTS 525K pots, and our CTS 500K matched sets.