CTS Premium 450 'SSSP' Vintage Taper Series 500k audio taper pots - Split short shaft

£6.95

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About

I’m a big fan of CTS pots, I've tried and tested a variety and our friends at Six String Suppliers have done a great job spec'ing their SSSP 'Six String Supplies Premium' series. So glad I got informed of these, SSS is another Midlands based company so more than happy to support them and stock/use their great spec custom CTS pots. For reference these are also my go-to spec for my pre-wired kits and in house repair work too. Personally use these pots regularly with great results and feedback from customers.

This premium, '450' series, custom spec CTS pot features a +/-8% tolerance which is incredibly important as the rating is accurate to the requirements. Their construction is also a longer life-span brass shaft and bushing with a graphite wiper.  Each pot comes complete with a nut, washer and star tooth washer. They are are based on the CTS 'B' audio 15% taper.

This specific pot is a 500k, short, split shaft design. You'll perhaps most commonly find and use these on Stratocasters, or with other single coil equipped guitars. The split shaft basically means these will suit control knobs that secure in place via a push-to-fit design, more specifically suit control knobs with a 0.235" / 5.95mm diameter and 24 splines.

Specs
  • 500kOhm
    - Solid Brass Shaft and 3/8” X 32 Thread
    - Shaft Style: Split Shaft
    - Shaft Diameter: 0.235" (5.95mm), 24 spline fine knurling
    - Shaft Height: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Thread Height: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Required Mounting Hole: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Smooth Torque 36-144gcm not to stiff, not too loose.
Long or short, which do I need? 

The question I probably get asked most is, "I have a Les Paul, will I need long or short shaft pots?". Well Gibson are of course known for lots of transitional changes to specs from the golden era right up to modern day. Here's a general list of which models take either type. But, if you're still not sure, the simplest answer is that ALL types of Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul will fit a long shaft pot, as you can adjust the two supplied nuts to suit the height in the body. All Epiphone Les Paul's with exception of the Elitist model use short shaft pots.

Gibson Les Pauls that take long shaft pots:
Standard's
Faded's
Classic's
Studio's
Traditional's
50's & 60's Tributes
Historic '68 Custom RI
1977-current Custom's
1977-current Deluxe's
1977-1982 Pro's

Gibson Les Pauls that take short shaft pots:
Historic R4/R5/R6/R7/R8/R9/R0
1952-1977 Standard's
1954-1977 Custom's
1968-1977 Deluxe's
Historic R7 Custom
The Paul's
Les Paul Special's
Les Paul Jr.'s

I hope this helps!

Ordering/shipping

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this product.

I’m a big fan of CTS pots, I've tried and tested a variety and our friends at Six String Suppliers have done a great job spec'ing their SSSP 'Six String Supplies Premium' series. So glad I got informed of these, SSS is another Midlands based company so more than happy to support them and stock/use their great spec custom CTS pots. For reference these are also my go-to spec for my pre-wired kits and in house repair work too. Personally use these pots regularly with great results and feedback from customers.

This premium, '450' series, custom spec CTS pot features a +/-8% tolerance which is incredibly important as the rating is accurate to the requirements. Their construction is also a longer life-span brass shaft and bushing with a graphite wiper.  Each pot comes complete with a nut, washer and star tooth washer. They are are based on the CTS 'B' audio 15% taper.

This specific pot is a 500k, short, split shaft design. You'll perhaps most commonly find and use these on Stratocasters, or with other single coil equipped guitars. The split shaft basically means these will suit control knobs that secure in place via a push-to-fit design, more specifically suit control knobs with a 0.235" / 5.95mm diameter and 24 splines.

  • 500kOhm
    - Solid Brass Shaft and 3/8” X 32 Thread
    - Shaft Style: Split Shaft
    - Shaft Diameter: 0.235" (5.95mm), 24 spline fine knurling
    - Shaft Height: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Thread Height: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Required Mounting Hole: 3/8” (9.52MM)
    - Smooth Torque 36-144gcm not to stiff, not too loose.

The question I probably get asked most is, "I have a Les Paul, will I need long or short shaft pots?". Well Gibson are of course known for lots of transitional changes to specs from the golden era right up to modern day. Here's a general list of which models take either type. But, if you're still not sure, the simplest answer is that ALL types of Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul will fit a long shaft pot, as you can adjust the two supplied nuts to suit the height in the body. All Epiphone Les Paul's with exception of the Elitist model use short shaft pots.

Gibson Les Pauls that take long shaft pots:
Standard's
Faded's
Classic's
Studio's
Traditional's
50's & 60's Tributes
Historic '68 Custom RI
1977-current Custom's
1977-current Deluxe's
1977-1982 Pro's

Gibson Les Pauls that take short shaft pots:
Historic R4/R5/R6/R7/R8/R9/R0
1952-1977 Standard's
1954-1977 Custom's
1968-1977 Deluxe's
Historic R7 Custom
The Paul's
Les Paul Special's
Les Paul Jr.'s

I hope this helps!

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE