Taper: A / Audio / Logarithmic
Percent @ Half Turn: 10%
Power Rated: 1/4W
Shaft Type: 6mm Split Shaft
Shaft Knurl: USA / Fine / 24 spline
Shaft Length FMS (from mounting surface): 1 1/8"
Bushing Thread: 3/8 x 32
Bushing Diameter: 3/8"
Bushing Length: 3/4"
Body Diameter: 15/16"
Body Depth: 1"
Lug Type: Solder
Mounting Hole: 7/16"
Other info: DPDT Push-Pull Switch. Includes 1 lock washer, 1 flat washer, and 2 nuts. Self-lubricating brass shaft and bushing means a longer noise-free rotational life.
Tech's notes: "These have a smooth/solid rotational feel to them. The DPDT push-pull switch is great for adding all sorts of custom wiring options. The extra long shafts are commonly needed for Gibson style guitar bodies with thick body tops."
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The switch function is nice and clean, easy to operate
Trying to find the correct wiring diagram for the DPDT push-pull pot was an adventure in itself. (None is included with part). The first problem is, online wiring diagrams show color-coded pickup wires at specific connection points of the switch, BUT nearly every pickup manufacturer uses DIFFERENT color coding for their wires! You must painstakingly cross-reference your pickup’s wire colours to the diagram’s color-coding if your pickup is anything other the diagram’s example, for “North start”, North finish, South start, South finish,” Then after that, if connecting as indicated, the result is, the “coil tap” mode is when the switch in the down position, not (as is more typical), when the switch is pulled out. Had to change wiring again to make it work as desired and here’s the kicker, I am an electrician by trade! I can imagine the frustration of a non-electrician trying to figure this out. A valid wiring diagram (coil-tap when switch is pulled out) with different manufacturers’ color codes would have helped immensely.
I use these pots/switches for phasing, coil tapping and series/parallel switching. The taper is smooth and the switching is noiseless, what more can I ask for. I've tried other brands but have ended changing them a couple of months later so I'm sticking with CTS.
Great product , good price , super fast shipping.
These pots work very well. The audio taper sounds really smooth and the switch is nice and quiet, no click. I really like the printed circuit soldering for the switch. I've burned out a couple of Alpha switches as the solder posts seem to be set in plastic and are fragile. Overall these CTS pots are very good but I do wish the bottom was metal so they could be soldered to ground instead of soldering it on the side
Very nice quality push/pull pots. Audio taper is perfect for guitar volume knobs.
Being mostly plastic you practically need to convert the guitar to having a ground lug, you simply can't solder onto the backs of these as you do traditional pots (it's a plastic bottom). I got lucky and used the sides, but you run the risk of overheating the pot if your not using a powerful soldering iron.
The switching system is also a little different that the traditional DP/DT pots, using these requires diligent planning. That little circuit board is tricky to solder onto unless you have a very small solder tip, and make very sure you have properly planned out the order of your connections, because there is little to no room once a lead is in an adjacent hole.
Once installation is over.. they are a pleasure to use, feel rock solid (not something I'd say about the Alphas)