CTS Metric A500K Audio Split Shaft Import Coarse Spline Potentiometer

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  • NEW! - Import metric CTS control pot
  • 500K Ohm Audio Taper (A500)
  • Brass shaft
  • 7.9mm diameter mounting shaft
  • Uses M8 x .75p nuts and M8 washers
  • Import coarse spline split shaft (approx. 16 splines)
  • Includes 1 nut and washers

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Metric version of the famous CTS pots!  Now you can replace your original metric pots with quality CTS brand pots. No need to replace the knobs or make larger mounting holes to fit these CTS pots.

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  • 5
    They fit! And they work & sound great...

    Posted by Mark on Nov 19, 2023

    I was FINALLY able to find these 500k Audio pots to fit my import-guitar's metal control plate (Tele-style but with HB pickups), after placing two other orders from StewMac, thinking I could get what I needed. [I didn't want to have to go down the path of enlarging the holes in the metal plate.] These did the trick!

  • 5
    CTS pots are hard to beat. There metric pots fit into my PRS guitar without any need of tapering or replacing the control knobs.

    Posted by Bern on Sep 23, 2022

    If you have an imported guitars. I highly recommend the CTS metric pots.

  • 5
    Excellent pots! Smooth actuation on volume and tone levels

    Posted by Bernard Mahoney on Jan 26, 2022

    Highly recommend

  • 5
    Great pots!

    Posted by Jacob on Mar 18, 2021

    I've been overhauling a Ibanez LP style guitar, Graphtech Ratio tuners, Graphtech nut, Seymour Duncan PU's, Last was the pots. I installed these pots, along with a Mojo Tone Paper and Oil Cap. These pots really brought my PU's alive and the sound is great. I now have better control over volume and tone. Audio Taper pots are they way to go IMO. CTS makes a fine product.

  • 5

    Posted by Dan Tal on Mar 17, 2021

    Excellent!!! Best servis .good quality

  • 5
    CTS-A500-mm Potentiometer

    Posted by Jacob on Feb 21, 2021

    I have an Ibanez ART100 that I've been updating, Dimarzio DP-156 in neck, Seymour Duncan "Saturday Night Special" in bridge. I installed these as (2) volume (1) master tone. These pots brought the control & fine tone that these pickups needed. Wow! It sounds like a new guitar. I'm very impressed with the control I now have over drive & wide range of tone from the audio taper. Best I've ever used in 50+ years of playing guitar. Great product.

  • 3
    CTS Metric A500K POTs

    Posted by Matt Smith on Feb 10, 2021

    Overall quality is ok. There are some issues. For my project the shaft needed was short, however, these were just a barely able to accomplish the needed height for a Burny LP. They are just a thread or two away from not being able to be used, so if you have a Greco, Orville, or Burny LP Style these will work, but it is tight on the Tone side. The roll on these was not as smooth as I was hoping but it is better than stock dime sized pots. Build quality is in question. I had one of the shafts collapse into the POT when the hat was being pressed onto the splines. Unfortunately I need to replace that one again so be gentle when pressing the knobs back on - it is extremely tight fitting. Overall I think a 6 out of 10 for the pots. They do function well, but it appears I received one with construction issues or a defect.

  • 5
    CTS Metric Pots

    Posted by Randy Harkins on Aug 26, 2020

    great upgrade for my ES 335 Projects

  • 5
    Great to replace EMG

    Posted by Edward on Aug 10, 2020

    Perfect fit for a ESP that came with EMG pickups and smaller holes for the smaller diameter shaft in the "import" pots that come with active pickups. I wish they would make split coil option. Smooth, it feels solid, great product!


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