Source for good, reliable pots that aren't $15 a piece cork sniffing grade?

Mr F90

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Where do you guys get your pots from? Switches too? I'm just trying to upgrade some cheap parts guitars and I'm not looking for some $75 "Jimmy Page era correct wiring harness" or any of that.
 

xmusic123

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I’d go CTS over Bourns. My bourns were super fast to turn, not as amenable to minor tweaks.
 

Plainman

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Mouser and digikey are my go-to for electronics supply. Amazon’s selection often falls short for electronics, and parts are usually sold in bundles and/or are overpriced.

Sweetwater is another good option for pots. Their free shipping is nice when you’re not making a large order.
 
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Where do you guys get your pots from? Switches too? I'm just trying to upgrade some cheap parts guitars and I'm not looking for some $75 "Jimmy Page era correct wiring harness" or any of that.

Pots made of powdered moon rocks blow those out of the water. ;)
 

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Tweedledee

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Don A

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I like VIPots, but they're cork sniffer grade. $31+ shipping for a set of 4 ($7.75 each). I buy them for the taper and feel. You can get CTS pots for about half that.

Add a Switchcraft switch and jack and you've got the best parts for about $50 (well under, if you go with CTS pots).
 
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K-Line

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250K? I just got a massive box load from Emerson. But s/h usually kills. So sweetwater is your best bet.
 

Guitarworks

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Google the web. There are lots of sources selling new CTS pots and Switchcraft or Oak Grigsby switches for way less than $15 each, some with free shipping. Shop around. You should have no trouble finding quality pots for $5 locally if you have at least one guitar shop within 10 miles of home.
 




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