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Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer  

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      The Fender Split Shaft Potentiometer offers you a top-quality pot for tone or volume control: 3/8" shaft, 250k with mounting nut and washer.


       
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      Fender250K Split Shaft Potentiometer
       
      5.0

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      5.0

      Nice part

      By Sonny

      from Wyo

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

        A nicely constructed part to replace a poor quality one installed from the factory. A typical solder in unit that works well.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Must-have upgrade for Squier instruments

        By Benjamin Johnson

        from South Carolina

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

            I bought two of these pots to rebuild the electronics in a Squier Affinity P-Bass after accidentally stripping the originals. I believe they are the same pots used in MIM and MIA basses, though since my other basses work just fine stock, I have never taken them apart to find out.

            For $5 each + shipping I wasn't expecting a miracle, but to my surprise the bass's tone improved significantly after installation, and the controls seemed much more responsive than before. After reading up a bit more on potentiometers and the math behind them I learned why. These pots, like most pots designed for audio applications, use a logarithmic scale, which approximates the way humans perceive the intensity ("loudness") of a sound. In other words, with a logarithmic scale, setting the volume to 5 produces a sound half as loud as setting the volume to 10, exactly as you would expect. The same goes for the tone control, which in passive instruments is really just another volume control specifically for treble frequencies.

            Unlike these Fender pots, the Squier's stock pots use a linear scale, which grows faster than a logarithmic scale. For audio applications, that means a linear pot produces a sharper cut-off than a logarithmic pot, behaving more like an on-off switch than a gradual adjustment. The new logarithmic-scale Fender pots were thus more responsive than the old linear-scale Squier pots, and my bass sounded better because I could more effectively fine-tune its tone. Of course, it also helps that these are better quality pots than the stock Squier's -- and, as a side note, much more durably built.

            If you're looking to get a better sound from your Squier, try installing a set of these before splurging on more expensive upgrades like the bridge and pickups. You aren't going to get miracles, but you may be pleasantly surprised.

            WARNING: The Squier's stock wiring is different from an MIM/MIA Fender's, so make sure you're specifically using a Squier wiring diagram. (Alternately, I just rewired mine following the MIM diagrams.)

            ANOTHER WARNING: These pots are larger than the stock Squier's, so you will need to enlarge the pickguard holes. (Since I replaced mine with a three-ply Fender pickguard anyway, this wasn't a problem for me.)

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            5.0

            Excellent potentiometers

            By Jbuck

            from Northern California

            Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

            I used a set of these to rebuild a friends electronics in his MIM strat to keep everything Fender pure. The pots come with capacitors, which I didn't know causing to to have quite the collection of capacitors now.

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