CTS pot question

joafink2

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I just bought some 500k CTS pots off amazon. They are not brass shafts like I thought they were going to be but spec out at 520k and 525k. Is there any quality difference between these and the brass shaft pots?
 

yberwaffe

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Most manufacturers make pots with a lot of "options".
It might be that the shaft has D-shape, splines or round, that's 3 different part numbers.
Does the pot has solder lugs or are they made for PCB mounting.
Different materials in the shaft and a couple shaft diameters can also be choosen.
And so on.
Just use them.
 

misterg71

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Brass shafts will hold up to bending a bit better. This is provided you ever have to bend them in order to get the knobs to stay on.
 

pappy35

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All that matters to the guitar is what the electrical resistance is. I've bought a lot of pots this year fiddling around with different guitar projects and, to me, all I really wanted were sets that were well matched. The Art of Tone is where I get all my pots and every one he sells have brass bushings.
 




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