This sounds easy, but it isn’t! Metric Pots: Gotoh vs CTS. Please. Life Cycle Rating and value accuracy: Lets talk about the most important part about potentiometer quality that manufactures look for when buying pots. Just replaced a pair of other brand pots with CTS 'metric' that have the year/week date code on the back! The solution is to enlarge the holes from 8 mm to 9.5 mm (3/8"). But on a more serious side tangent. Aug 31, 2018 #1 Hi all, Think I'm going to get around to upgrading the 36 year old pots on my Greco - they're a bit sticky. Available in several values and curves, please see the product description below for details. - 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. Aug 20, 2016 #6 The Bourns GTR series are a lower torque pot. Lets talk tolerances. Moving from metric 'import' pots to sturdier CTS or Bourns is another common requirement for larger holes. CTS pots are built more solid than other brands and made to exacting specifications. CTS metric pots are available, and you don't have to research other brands. … For some that is a good thing, for others not so much. Ultimately I went with Bourns low torque for the volume pot and CTS for the tone pots. They make an excellent choice for a custom build or replacing the pots in an American guitar or bass. How many people have bought the wrong spline pot, or a knob made for other size spline? You can’t centre the bit properly, you see. You normally get “split shaft” pots – which are these ones - pretty easy to identify really - they almost always have a brass threaded collar (3/8” in diameter (about 9.8mm)), with a 24 spline (teeth), brass "turning post" where you'll affix the knob and usually, any pot made by CTS will usually have CTS stamped somewhere on a metal part of the pot. For example, Epiphone guitars have a very good build quality, but they often suffer from poor electronics, so replacing the stock metric pots with high-quality U.S. CTS pots will be a real upgrade. I suspect the more expensive Bourns made EVH branded low torque pots are just GTR series parts with an EVH logo / tax. Both bourns and CTS feature excellent ratings both in life cycle and in accuracy of their stated value. 16 splines) Includes nut and washersMetric version of the famous CTS pots!Now you can replace your original metric pots with quality CTS brand pots. If you have a question about fine or coarse on the pot, count the splines! Quarter Member. CTS Control Pots. Thread starter bluesriffdev; Start date Aug 31, 2018; bluesriffdev Senior Member. Don’t. Joined Mar 10, 2014 Messages 561 Reaction score 444. Very happy with the arrangement. The problem is the holes in the guitar are too small and the U.S. pots will not fit. Now, you’ll be tempted just to take a drill bit, the size of your new tuner, and jam it in the smaller hole. NEW! Messages 1,595. It’s usually a recipe for gouged wood, terrible chips, and mangled guitars. No need to replace the knobs or make larger …

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