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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 this for that project you've been wanting to complete.


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      DiMarzio500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot
       
      4.6

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      91%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (9)
      • Easy to use (7)
      • Functional (7)
      • Improves sound (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • 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

          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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            Verified Buyer

            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 Strat Picker

                              from Baytown, TX

                              About Me Experienced

                              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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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great pots!

                              By Jeff

                              from NJ

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

                                  These are great replacement pots. They are custom-made by CTS to DiMarzio's specs. Nice components: brass shafts, 3-part carbon-track taper (most pots have 2), retainer clip so you don't push through the back off the pot when putting on a difficult knob and they turn easily. They are nice inside, too. I've taken some apart to turn them into no-load pots (although it took me a while to get that dang retainer clip off!)

                                  NOTE: They are the same size as standard CTS pots. You will NOT need to enlarge any holes/cavities if you are replacing MADE IN USA parts. You will only need to enlarge holes if you are replacing metric IMPORT parts.

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