CTS Premium 450 'TAD' Vintage Series dished back 500k pots - Split short shaft

£7.91

About
I’m a big fan of CTS pots, I've tried and tested a variety and were really impressed by these vintage style/spec items commissioned by Tube Amp Doctor. These are a little different to the other TVT and SSSP pots I also stock/have stocked over the years so felt they were a worthy addition to the range. 
They feature the vintage style 'dished' back/casing, much like what those early Centralab pots seen on golden era guitars looked like. A detail that perhaps those looking for more vintage correct aesthetics on a project might find useful. They are based upon the CTS 'J' 30% taper, which will provide the player with a smoother, more linear roll-off for greater fine-tuning control, particularly in the lower half of the range of the dial. 
These also have a much looser turning torque compared to the TVT, SVT and SSSP pots I have stocked also. So if you find stiffer to turn pots not to your tastes, and prefer a pot which feels much easier/quicker to turn then these will be great for you.

The pot value features a +/-10% tolerance which is incredibly important as the rating is accurate to the requirements, be it 250k or 500k. 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.


Specs - 

500k Short Shaft Specifications:
- 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)
- 'Fast Torque' for easier/faster turning

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!

Availability
Currently in stock!

Also available as 5x and 10x bulk packs

About
I’m a big fan of CTS pots, I've tried and tested a variety and were really impressed by these vintage style/spec items commissioned by Tube Amp Doctor. These are a little different to the other TVT and SSSP pots I also stock/have stocked over the years so felt they were a worthy addition to the range. 
They feature the vintage style 'dished' back/casing, much like what those early Centralab pots seen on golden era guitars looked like. A detail that perhaps those looking for more vintage correct aesthetics on a project might find useful. They are based upon the CTS 'J' 30% taper, which will provide the player with a smoother, more linear roll-off for greater fine-tuning control, particularly in the lower half of the range of the dial. 
These also have a much looser turning torque compared to the TVT, SVT and SSSP pots I have stocked also. So if you find stiffer to turn pots not to your tastes, and prefer a pot which feels much easier/quicker to turn then these will be great for you.

The pot value features a +/-10% tolerance which is incredibly important as the rating is accurate to the requirements, be it 250k or 500k. 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.


Specs - 

500k Short Shaft Specifications:
- 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)
- 'Fast Torque' for easier/faster turning

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!

Availability
Currently in stock!

Also available as 5x and 10x bulk packs