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DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot  

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DiMarzio Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot is rated at 500KOhm. Mounting hardware included by DiMarzio to make installing this potentiometer a snap. Get t...Read More

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DiMarzio500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What you get is better than what you see...

The pot in the picture is not what you get. The pot shown is an older Dimarzio pot made by CGE. CGE is no longer in business. Check out your favorite forums regarding...Read complete review

The pot in the picture is not what you get. The pot shown is an older Dimarzio pot made by CGE. CGE is no longer in business. Check out your favorite forums regarding CGE pots.
What you receive instead is a CTS pot vintage style pot (dishback) with gold shaft and gold bushing. The Dimarzio p/n is EP1201 and it is an excellent pot. I bought 3 of these and I have one installed in my Gibson '79 ES-347. The new Dimarzio pot serves as the tone pot for my bridge pickup. The other 3 pots in the guitar are original Dimarzio 500K. Rotation is very smooth with very low rotational resistance and a very natural sounding taper. The new Dimarzio feels and responds just like the other (much older) pots in the guitar. I was impressed!
The CTS-built Dimarzio pot here is an excellent buy. Compare with the CTS-built Gibson 500k pot . Notice the CTS-stamped baseplate on the Gibson. The Dimarzio pot is stamped exactly like this. The Dimarzio name, pot value, and datecode are stamped on the back. Again, the Dimarzio pot is a premium vintage style CTS pot that looks very similar to the Gibson pot.
So, don't get upset that the pot you get doesn't look like the picture. Be thankful that it says Dimarzio and CTS.
Top edge of the brass shaft (at the splines) could use a bit of a taper instead of being flat. Some knobs will go on a little easier.

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Bought these because they are advertised to have a more useful taper than other similar pots. Not for me, the roll off is too fast from full resistance. Maybe the first 20% of...Read complete review

Bought these because they are advertised to have a more useful taper than other similar pots. Not for me, the roll off is too fast from full resistance. Maybe the first 20% of rotation removes 80% of the resistance. Whatever, huh?
Worse than that, the shafts (both) are a bit undersized for the casing hole and rattle or buzz on some notes. They are in a very resonant semi-hollow and actually rattle a bit if you shake the guitar. These look like they are CTS pots, just branded for Dimarzio. Well, I've been using CTS pots forever and this is the first time I've run across this problem. Won't buy them again!

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5.0

Works great

By Dewey

from Muskegon Michigan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

    I had to drill the hole in the guitar out a little bigger to get it in but it works great.

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    5.0

    Good Pots

    By H.Havok

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Quality Build

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Tone Control
    • Volume control

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

    These are no better in quality and taper than normal CTS pots (which are what these are). However, there is almost no friction when turning the pot. You could just lube it yourself at home but they're not any more expensive than regulars CTS, so might as well get these. What I do like, is that there is no need to scuff the pot before soldering. These are ready to go and absorb solder quickly, which makes grounding so much easier without having to change solder iron tips. All in all, for volume they're not better than RS or MSSC, but they're half the price.

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    5.0

    Great Pots

    By vintageplayer

    from Hastings Nebraska

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

      installed these pots on my vintage Kay for both volume and tone. The difference in sound of the guitar has been a pleasant surprise. Clean tones are sweeeter than ever just by changing to them.

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      5.0

      Works great - second one I've purchased

      By diyalot

      from Portland, OR

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Diy Guitar Upgrade

      Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

      I recently also bought the 250K version of this pot, and both work great. Peopl need to google how to solder and learn to rough up the metal with sandpaper, etc.

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      5.0

      Super smooth worth the money

      By the manager

      from illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

          Great pot for the price. If you need new pots don't buy the cheap alphas, spend the two or three more and get a quality pot. Turns smooth. You will have to bore the hole out a little bit but that is real easy to do.

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          5.0

          Pretty Snazzy

          By Kenny

          from Louisiana

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to install
          • Good Quality
          • Smooth
          • What You Expect

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

              I read the reviews. People said I was going to buy a good pot. And low and behold the pot was good!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Seems like a pretty good pot but...

              By Jimmie

              from MN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

                  The pot seems pretty good but I will have to uninstall as I do not wish to drill bigger holes for the shaft to fit in my Epi LP... Oh well found a local guy that will trade me some that will work lol just wanted others to know that they are a bit wider. This may be well known but was my first time and was unaware and hope to help.

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                  5.0

                  Best pot for the price

                  By Dustin

                  from Charlottesville Va

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Turn
                  • Even Taper
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Tone Controls

                    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

                    This is a very high quality pot by CTS. Of course, Dimarzio rebrands this product under their name, much like Groove Tubes. I found this pot very easy to use and to be a very high quality. I ordered two of these to use as tone controls in my Les Paul. After measuring them with a multimeter, I found one to read just over 500k and the other at around 490k. Not bad for a +/- 10% tolerance (Which is why they are used for tone controls). For volume I prefer RS Guitarworks Superpots for their accuracy, but these fit the bill perfectly for tone.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    well, that's just a pot and it works

                    By roman

                    from toronto, on

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

                        did not have time to see how durable this thing is, though assuming dimarzio is not the first day on the market expect it to live long enough

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Pot Review

                        By Stratdog

                        from Baytown, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Close To Rated Resistance

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality
                        • Taper

                        Best Uses

                        • Paper Weight

                        Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

                        Bought these because they are advertised to have a more useful taper than other similar pots. Not for me, the roll off is too fast from full resistance. Maybe the first 20% of rotation removes 80% of the resistance. Whatever, huh?
                        Worse than that, the shafts (both) are a bit undersized for the casing hole and rattle or buzz on some notes. They are in a very resonant semi-hollow and actually rattle a bit if you shake the guitar. These look like they are CTS pots, just branded for Dimarzio. Well, I've been using CTS pots forever and this is the first time I've run across this problem. Won't buy them again!

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