Sourcing Pots - Asking for advice and assistance

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  1. rah3

    rah3 Gold Supporting Member

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    Dear TGP Forum members,

    I looking to source specialized pots for my Veillette-Citron instruments. I've asked both Joe Veillette and Harvey Citron, and both no longer use, or have stock or access to replacement stock.

    The pots may have been CTS based on information from Harvey. The pot body is small diameter, as is the diameter of the shaft.

    If anyone has information on these pots, and possibly where to source them, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanking you all in advance for your assistance.

    - RAH3

    Here are pictures of the pots:
    http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r20/rah3_photos/Alessandro Pots/20160105_132240_zpsrpbxtoqi.jpg

    http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r20/rah3_photos/Alessandro Pots/20160406_174759_zpsun1arwno.jpg

    http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r20/rah3_photos/Alessandro Pots/20160406_170734_zpseqlq11va.jpg
     
  2. AdmiralB

    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    They're definitely CTS (the '137' in the codes), but that doesn't necessarily mean they're still made or available - they're 36 years old, after all.

    Unless you're dead set on exact replacements, I would take measurements, and then try to do the best I could with form/fit/function. For example, you don't need the small body.

    I'd get the bushing diameter and length, the shaft diameter, and the resistance and taper - then go to various stockist sites (Mouser, Newark, Digikey) and use their 'pot finder' tables to try to get as close a match as possible.
     
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  3. rah3

    rah3 Gold Supporting Member

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    AdmiralB, Thanks for the advice. - RAH3
     

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