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DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot 

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DiMarzio500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot
 
4.3

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Functional (12)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

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    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good until you try to put knobs back on - then they break!

I got these to replace pots in a bass guitar. Wiring them up was ok. However the metal in the studs is very brittle and cheaply made. When putting knobs back on the...Read complete review

I got these to replace pots in a bass guitar. Wiring them up was ok. However the metal in the studs is very brittle and cheaply made. When putting knobs back on the guitar both of the studs broke! I've never had this happen with any other pots.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Robert Gontarz

from AZ

Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They work just fine .....

By A Scott

from Tulsa OK

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Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

I used two of these for volume and tone pots in an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. Mated up with a .022 Mojotone Vitiman T and a Semore Duncan Phat Cat SPH90-1B, these pots sound great.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dimarzio / CTS Pot Only the best will do

By Bob

from Bob Town

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Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

The best you can get...with the free shipping this can't be beat !
Simply the BEST pot out there...
the 2 main points of this pot have not been mentioned...

1) Custom taper is a nice slow curve getting louder as opposed to a LINEAR POT

2) The brass shaft is nice...ITS VERY QUIET !
Noise Free and smooth, THAT is why its so quiet.

This IS the best value, thanks Musicians Friend !

ARay (soloartist)
Best Value
With the FREE SHIPPING this price can't be beat !

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Upgrade!

By Unnamed User-wYXK3

from New Delhi, India

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Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

I used 3 of these on my Epiphone Explorer and love what they have done for the guitar. Very smooth action and complete cut off at zero. Just a note: the shafts were quite long for the Explorer and the knobs now sit a little off the body.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good until you try to put knobs back on - then they break!

By Hunter

from Northeast Missouri

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    • Poor Quality

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      Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

      I got these to replace pots in a bass guitar. Wiring them up was ok. However the metal in the studs is very brittle and cheaply made. When putting knobs back on the guitar both of the studs broke! I've never had this happen with any other pots.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good upgrade

      By Brian

      from Garland, Utah

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

          These pots improved my tone by more than I imagined. Would certainly recommend if you're thinking of doing some work to customize or upgrade your sound.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seems like a pretty good pot but...

          By Jimmie

          from MN

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

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              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fenderman

              By Fenderman-E2gJC

              from Northern Wisconsin

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              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

              I used these pots along with other parts (new wiring, 5-way switches and switchcraft jacks to upgrade 2 less expensive guitars. These pots are smooth as silk and rolloff is nice and even. You can make a so-so guitar a really nice player with minimal investment and these pots should be a major part of any upgrade.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really Fantastic Pot!

              By Thundercrafter

              from Georgia

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              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

              This is one of the best 500k pots I've ever used! It's comfortable to use, you can't feel much friction at all. The brass shaft is a nice touch. It's noise free, sturdy, well constructed, and it even looks cool. You can use these for anything, really. Tone, volume, distortion, even coil taps - this pot is well balanced for any application.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              DiMarzio 500k pots

              By Philoshive

              from WA

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              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Custom Taper Split Shaft Pot:

              The reason my overall rating is 8 is that there is modification involved. As another review I read stated these pot are bigger. The Stem and Mounting column both are a larger diameter. You might need to increase the mounting holes for these pots in your guitar or finger board to mount them and your knobs will also need to be replaced or modifyed. I preformed this myself with a file for the holes and drilled the knobs (mine were the knurled metal type). I new I,d have to do this because of the review I,d read and was OK with it because bigger is heavier duty. Thanx to the guy that wrote that review though I like knowing what I,m getting into and highly regard these product reviews. These are some great pots though. Me like EM!!
              These are low friction 500k pots, Made of Brass and steel housings
              Smooth operation, No noise, a great upgrade from what was in my guitar
              I recomend them if your looking for an upgrade from cheap feeling pot metal and aluninum pots that are sloppy or producing noise

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