Welcome to Best Guitar Potentiometer
I have been modifying and repairing guitars for more than seventeen years, and I would like to share my experiences on this subject.
Table of Contents
- What is a Guitar Potentiometer
- What is the Best Guitar Potentiometer
- Push-pull Potentiometers
It is the part that you are controlling using your guitar volume and tone knobs. It gives variations to your tones, and it is also used to adjust your volume.
There are three contenders here as the best guitar potentiometers. Bourns, Jim Dunlop, and CTS are the top contenders.
We will rate them on their standard models and the push-pull model.
Seymour Duncan is using Bourns as their high-level smooth turning potentiometer.
CTS makes potentiometers for the DiMarzio brand. CTS is also the standard for Fender Guitars, especially the high-end ones. The CTS is very well made, and it is the industry standard for a very long time.
I consider Jim Dunlop Super Pot as the best standard potentiometer available in the market. If you find it a little too expensive, bear in mind that both the CTS and Bourns are also of top-notch quality.
It is a potentiometer with an added push-pull switch. This type of potentiometer will give a guitar player another wiring configuration to his pickups, thereby creating more tone variation.
It is a brilliant way of adding a switch to the system while preserving the look of a guitar. You do not need to use a separate switch which requires drilling an extra hole.
Two potentiometer brands are vying for the top spot for this type of potentiometer. Jim Dunlop does not have a push-pull model as of this update.
Bourns is the more old school type, and it actually uses a smaller potentiometer diameter for their push-pull type potentiometer.
I have used a lot of Bourns Push-Pull Potentiometers before, but I switched to the CTS which I consider now as the best push-pull potentiometer in the market as of this update.
There you go, I picked Jim Dunlop for the as the best standard potentiometer and CTS as the best Push-Pull Potentiometer.
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