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CTS Guitar Pot, 500k Long Shaft Premium 450 Series with 9% Tolerance

CTS Guitar Pot, 500k Long Shaft Premium 450 Series with 9% Tolerance

  code:450-500XL-1
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CTS long shaft pot, 450 series premium 500k (550k) and split shaft for push-fit knobs with 24 splines. Comes complete with two nuts and washers.

Audio (log) pot for a smooth and gradual taper when turning the pot through the entire sweep. Not all CTS pots are alike - our CTS pots have been developed using 9% +/- tolerances and a value at 10% over the standard 500K rating (550K). This ensures you not only optimum performance but guarantees that your potentiometers will always be at least the value stated unlike many others using 20% tolerances where you can be over spec but in most cases way under the specifications you need to ensure good tone from your pickups. Further to this, our CTS pots feature a brass bushing and shaft and a graphite wiper. 

This guitar pot is ideal as a volume and tone control upgrade for instruments with Humbucking pickups. The long shaft is specifically intended for mounting through guitar bodies that have thick tops - such as all USA Gibson Les Paul production models (not Historic) made from late 70’s through to today. Historic / Custom Shop models use regular shaft length CTS500 pots. 

Here's what one happy customer had to say about our CTS pots - "I have to say that the CTS pots that I have received have been a revelation to the guitars tone. It is now clearer than ever as well as being less susceptible to background noise. On top of this the smoothness of the tapers exudes quality and they are well worth the asking price."

Important measurements

Total pot depth - 39.5mm

Length of threaded shaft - 18mm

Shaft diameter - 9.5mm (please ensure that the pickguard / control plate that the pot is mounting onto has a 9.6mm diameter hole)

Base of pot diameter - 23.5mm

Delivery:

Any order placed before 3.00pm on a working day will generally be sent the same day. If the order is placed after 3.00pm on a weekday or anytime during the weekend or a public holiday we will send the order the next working day.

UK Orders: 

  • Royal Mail First Class - this costs £1.50 per order but becomes free if your order value is £25.00 or higher. Royal Mail typically aims to deliver First Class parcels for the next working day although can sometimes take up to 5 days. No signature is required upon delivery.
  • UK Mail Courier - this service costs £6.50 per order but becomes free if your order value is £90.00 or higher. This is a next-working day service and UK Mail will send an email or text on the day of the delivery with a timed 1 hour delivery slot. This service is only available for UK mainland addresses. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel and deliveries can be made anytime up until 6.00pm on the day of the delivery.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery - this service costs £9.95 and Royal Mail guarantee that the delivery will be made the next working day before 1.00pm. Royal Mail will email or text you with delivery updates and a signature is required upon receipt of the parcel

International Orders:

  • European Registered Post - for any address in Europe, this service costs £7.95 per order and is sent using the Royal Mail Tracked service. In most cases, the parcel is handed over to the local postal service to deliver it. A signature is generally not required but will be tracked to ensure a safe delivery. Most parcels take an average of 3 - 7 working days to deliver.
  • European Registered Courier - for any address in Europe, this service costs £25.00 per order and we will select a courier to deliver the parcel. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel. Delivery times vary but typically take 2 - 5 working days.

 

  • International Registered Post - for any address outside of Europe, this service costs £10.00 per order and is sent using the Royal Mail Tracked service. In most cases, the parcel is handed over to the local postal service to deliver it. A signature is generally not required but will be tracked to ensure a safe delivery. Most parcels take an average of 4 - 10 working days to deliver.
  • International Registered Courier - for any address outside of Europe, this service costs £30.00 per order and we will select a courier to deliver the parcel. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel. Delivery times vary but typically take 3 - 7 working days.

 

Returns:

If you need to return a product purchased from W.D. Music UK, please notify us in writing (email/letter) within 14 working days and then return the item to us within 28 working days in order to receive a full refund without the original delivery charge.  The cost of returning the item to W.D. Music UK is not included unless the return is due to missing or faulty parts. 

The returned goods must be in a re-saleable state and any goods or accessories that accompany the returned product must also come back to us. The goods should also be returned with their original box, packing and accessories. Please click here for further details.

PICKGUARDS: Do not remove the protective cover or place any components on this pickguard until you have made a "dry run" on the instrument. Make sure all mounting holes and pickup cuts are positioned correctly. Pickguard replacement warranty will be void if the protective cover has been removed. Removing the protective film means that the item is not in a re-saleable condition and therefore we cannot accept it back for a refund. 

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