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DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot   

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500 kOhm potentiometer with push/pull switch. Audio taper, knurled split--long shaft. This guitar pot works for coil-tap or phase wiring options....Click To Read More About This Product

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500 kOhm potentiometer with push/pull switch. Audio taper, knurled split--long shaft. This guitar pot works for coil-tap or phase wiring options.


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DiMarzio500K Push-Pull Pot
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't solder that pot, man

No need to solder on the body of that pot. Take a look at the end of the six pin switch, there is a small blade that a 1/4 inch female slip connector...Read complete review

No need to solder on the body of that pot. Take a look at the end of the six pin switch, there is a small blade that a 1/4 inch female slip connector fits on nicely. I soldered all my grounds together along with a single lead out with one of these connector attached to it. I cleaned the tab with a dremmel tool with a fine wheel, (can you say shiney?) and slipped it on. For those of you who want them soldered onto the body of the pot, it must also be heated to several hundred deg. for the solder to stick. Just sanding and dropping a blob of solder on the pot won't work you have to heat it up also, possibly damaging the pot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor design and construction

These pots aren't very well designed. The taper wasn't smooth, and the push-pull mechanism is made of PLASTIC. When you put a hot iron near these things, plastic parts can be an...Read complete review

These pots aren't very well designed. The taper wasn't smooth, and the push-pull mechanism is made of PLASTIC. When you put a hot iron near these things, plastic parts can be an issue. I ordered 2 of these and both mechanisms melted shut when trying to solder a ground wire to the body of the pot. I purchased an Allparts push-pull with a METAL mechanism and it works flawlessly. If you're considering these, look elsewhere.

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5.0

Wax on, wax off

By Wang Hung Lo

from Santa Rosa

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

    Much improvement over stock pot.

     
    5.0

    Good Volume Pot

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

    Does what it should; no issues.

     
    5.0

    I've used these for years

    By James

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

    Works great. Don't leave the soldering iron on it longer than necessary to avoid melting the inside

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    very bad pot

    By louisviva

    from Corsicana TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

    don't work, the quality is low

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor design and construction

    By David

    from Aurora, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

        These pots aren't very well designed. The taper wasn't smooth, and the push-pull mechanism is made of PLASTIC. When you put a hot iron near these things, plastic parts can be an issue. I ordered 2 of these and both mechanisms melted shut when trying to solder a ground wire to the body of the pot. I purchased an Allparts push-pull with a METAL mechanism and it works flawlessly. If you're considering these, look elsewhere.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        9-ways instead of 5-ways

        By drrocks67

        from Hastings, MN

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

          I put this in when I upgraded the pickups in an old Yamaha pac412 I got at the pawn shop for less then hundred. I put a couple Seymour Duncan pickups in the bridge and neck positions on an HSS setup. I wanted to have more options than the normal 5-way offers and after I put this in I now have 9-way selection and it was real easy to install since I could just wire all my grounds to a 1/4 female plug and pop that right on the top instead of having to solder a big pile of ground wires.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Pot. Scuff it up first.

          By Dan

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

          Great for expanding your tone options. The pot works exactly as described. Make sure you scratch the protective coating off of any point where you solder to the pot itself. Most of the negative reviews seem to have missed that.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great - second one I've purchased

          By clark

          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 Push-Pull Pot:

          Second push/pull pot I've used from DiMarzio in about two months. Both work great. People need to google how to solder and learn to rough up the metal with sandpaper, etc. Push pull and rotation are excellent.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I needed

          By FTIAH

          from NA MA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Multi-functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

              To state it simply,, if you know what your doing this pot will work perfectly. I got two to replace the stock pots on my ibanez RG7321 7-string as well as have some parallel/series and coil tapping control. The guitar came with a stock 5-way switch which I felt limited my tonal options after I got two nice Dimarzio humbuckers. Not only do I have more tonal combinations but I am surprised at how good my guitar sounds now. Much more clarity, control and absolutely NO BUZING! The pots also have just the right amount of resistive torque to them making them some of the most comfortable and easy to control pots I've had experience with. As for the grounding issues people seemed to be having with soldering the grounds to the back of the pot, if you sand it down or find some way to make those wires stick, it will work exactly how you want it to. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to expand and improve on their sound.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Pots

              By Drummer58

              from Port Washington, WI

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

                Like one customer has already mentioned, there is a tab on the bottom of the pot for a 1/4 inch slip on. That being said, as a professional welder, almost all metal, no matter what the use has some kind of anti-oxidant coating. You simply need to remove this coating whether you solder, or use the slip-on method. I used the slip-on method, then soldered(We welders call it a tack)a small amount to the connector so the slip on would not come loose. This will allow you to crimp all your grounds to the slip on.

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