Who sells 500K push-pull linear taper pots??

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Randy99CL, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    Feb 17, 2020
    I've written here about my new Les Paul and I'm already planning some upgrades.

    I have a set of Gibson Classic '57s I want to install with the Jimmy Page wiring and I can't find anyone who sells quality 500K push-pull linear taper tone pots.
    I've found some Bourne imports but want better quality with US pot shafts.

    If you've not run into it, JP wiring uses four push-pull pots for coil splitting, series-parallel and in-out phase switching. I've bought some CTS audio taper pots for the volume controls but am having trouble finding the linear taper pots for the tone pots.
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’ve seen Allparts, Alpha and Göldo 500K LIN P/P pots. Not sure where to get them in the US though.
  3. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    Feb 17, 2020
    Thanks for your help!
    I did a lot more searching and have found a couple of vendors here but they only stock the import pots. It seems that CTS does not make linear taper pots, at least any that I can find. A couple of places say they sell their CTS pots with their own custom audio taper?!

    So it looks like I'll just go with the Bourns as the reviews are decent.
  4. christophervolume

    christophervolume Electromatic

    Apr 15, 2020
    St. Louis
    If I may, I suggest getting a push/push.

    Much easier to engage on the fly!
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  5. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    Darren Riley’s guitar shop may still carry Fender US 500k linear push-pull pots. I used them when I re-wired a G5220 and changed to US knobs. Should work for your LP if it’s US made.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2020
  6. Medium John

    Medium John Electromatic

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