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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....Read More

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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
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

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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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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1.0

very bad pot

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from Corsicana TX

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        Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

        don't work, the quality is low

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        2.0

        Poor design and construction

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        from Aurora, IL

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          • Poor Quality

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            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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            9-ways instead of 5-ways

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            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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Pot. Scuff it up first.

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              from Rochester, NY

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                    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.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works great - second one I've purchased

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                    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.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exactly what I needed

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                    from NA MA

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                    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.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice Pots

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                        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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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid

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                          from Boise, ID

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • Hard To Solder Ground

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

                            I bought a pair of these pots to coil split a new set of Suhr Aldrich pickups I put into my Schecter C-1 FR, replacing both volume knobs with these pots so the pickups could be split individually. These pots are solidly constructed and the push-pull shaft feels solid and like it's constructed to give years of trouble free use.

                            The only problem I had with this pot is that the solder for the ground wires just wouldn't stick. This was overcome by scratching the metal with a tool before soldering. This allowed the solder to stick just fine. Just be aware that you'll need to do that before soldering the grounds so you don't end up with a mess.

                            All in all, a very solid product. I've bought an extra one to replace a broken push-pull pot in a Schecter Gryphon as well.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Item; pot enclosure CAN be solder

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                            from Trinity, TX

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Pickup Switching and Pot
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

                              I've had no problems with these ever, and have installed them on several guitars.

                              However,the pot enclosure is probably brass and can be hard to solder too (I've seen this with other pots as well). In my experience, I have used a pocket knife, nail file, or something similar to scrape away the top layer of plating in the pot enclosure; only then will it accept solder. This is not unique to this item, it's very common.

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                              (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Epi Les Paul

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                              from Colorado

                              Comments about DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot:

                              The shafts are a little narrower and longer than the standard pots. Knobs stand up a little higher. Functionally work fine.

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