CTS Metric M8 control pot A500K

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 nut and washers

See images for detailed pot measurements.

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
    Great For Imports!

    Posted by Norm on Oct 5, 2019

    Used CTS Metric pots for my Firefly 338 and they worked great and fit great with no drilling or reaming of the body. Not a big issue, but the shaft can be a bit longer than the import pots, and may need extra washers.

  • 5
    Great pot that fits metric guitars perfectly

    Posted by Raphael on Feb 14, 2019

    Finding these were a surprise to me. I wish I'd known about them before I reamed out my beautiful Jackson soloist to fit standard sized pots.
    Quality is as expected from CTS, smooth and measured very close to spec on the meter. Thanks for making these available!

  • 5
    Actually surprised!

    Posted by Johnathan Jerusik on Dec 18, 2017

    So I wish I knew about the metric cts pots a long time ago. I have Korean made ltd viper 400 that came with emgs. I wanted to convert to passive pickups. These fit in that guitar without any drilling. In the past I always had to drill the holes to get the pot in. These will work for an overseas made guitar.

  • 5
    Excellent POTS

    Posted by Erik on Apr 17, 2017

    Quality...nothing more need be said.

  • 2
    Not 500k

    Posted by Tomas on Sep 11, 2016

    I measured the value of the pot and give me 465k. The neck pickup sounds so muddy.

  • 5
    Industry Standard

    Posted by George on Aug 17, 2016

    These are supposed to be the "best" and I'm using them to replace the crap the Chinese put in the imports. Did the job. Now, about those pickups .. . ..

  • 5
    These pots are awesome!

    Posted by Steve on Feb 22, 2016

    I purchased three of these pots for my import Hamer. I have three sets of knobs that fit import pots (coarse splines). With these pots I didn't have to get new knobs or ream out the holes for the pot shafts either. They feel very smooth and sound great!

  • 5
    Best Pots now in Metric Size!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 28, 2016

    CTS Potentiometers are very high quality & among the best you can get. The only issue prior was that CTS were for Standard USA guitars & the shaft threads were too wide for Import guitar bodies & knobs.
    Now with the Metric size I can install CTS Pots on all my fine Japanese / import guitars with no modification to the body, and still use the original knobs. I always change the Pots when I change pickups so these are much needed. Great!

  • 5
    Good pots!

    Posted by Kirk on Sep 14, 2015

    Works as expected and is an excellent replacement for, say, your 26 year old Ibanez's antiquated and scratchy ones.