Long Shaft Linear push/pull Pots

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Long Shaft Linear push/pull Pots

Postby ZurdoGuitar on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:08 am

I have scoured the internet for these and cannot find any.
I'm moding my 2013 60s Tribute Les Paul with split coil and series parallel switching and need a pair of B500K push/pull pots with 3/4 in shaft. I'm a lefty so standard audio taper pots are no good for me and reverse audio taper I'm sure don't exist. Gibson does use these on a few guitars but they will not sell them to customers or retailers and also won't give up who manufactures them.
Bourns will make a special run of them but they have a minimum lot size and I can't talk any retailers to carry that inventory; even after 2 of them told me they get frequent requests for these unobtainium pots.

They do exist but are a big secret for some reason. If anyone knows where to find some, I'd be forever grateful!
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Re: Long Shaft Linear push/pull Pots

Postby PeterS on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:12 pm

I don't know if they have the geometry you need, but Small Bear Electronics has reverse audio pots. No connection, satisfied repeat customer.
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Re: Long Shaft Linear push/pull Pots

Postby housekustoms on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:55 pm

You mention B500K which is a linear taper design but also mention the text audio taper which would be A500K in a 500K pot.

Over time the codes have changed but modern pots are marked:

AxxxK - log taper (audio)
BxxxK - linear taper
CxxxK - reverse log taper (audio for lefty use; also called antilog)

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If you really mean B500K push-pulls then you should be able to use those just reversing the wiring between pins 1 & 3. I've done this many times for one of my sons who is a lefty.

I've never found anyone who offers C500K Push/Pulls in stock and could never handle the cost of a special order. If you find a source please post it here!
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