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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....Click To Read More About This Product

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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

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must-have upgrade for Squier instruments

By Benjamin Johnson

from South Carolina

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  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

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      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.)

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent potentiometers

      By Jbuck

      from Northern California

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      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.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice part

      By Sonny

      from Wyo

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      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.

         
        5.0

        Worked fine

        By Mike

        from Hot Springs AR

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

          Fender bass is now back in operation

           
          5.0

          THE BEST POT FOR YOUR STRAT OR TELE

          By SKOOKHEAD

          from ALA

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          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

            GREAT POTS !THE BEST FOR YOUR STRAT OT TELE

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Matt

            from Vancouver wa

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                Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                Exactly what I was looking for

                 
                5.0

                Well built original equipment

                By Pickorfish

                from Central Texas

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                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

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                    Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                    I tried other brands but trust the Fender Potentiometers to fit right and work. The enclosed cap works fine and have no hesitation in using it but tried and liked an upgrade to Orange Drop as I felt my tone did improve a little. I keep any other capacitor values same as the original Fender as I want to maintain original Fender tone. I have never had an issue and will use these as long as I own Strats or similar guitars needing 250K and shafts that fit the mounting locations.
                    And a nice inexpensive upgrade for guitars with lower quality controls. Be sure it will fit!

                     
                    5.0

                    Upgrading a Squire

                    By cds5122

                    from Hesston, KS

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                      Volume pot was cutting out so I decided to gut the squire parts and put new pots and pickups in. Solid pots from fender and really was surprised at the difference in overall tone and quality that is available now!

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I expect - Quality

                      By GaryK

                      from Lakeland, Fl.

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                      • Functional
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                          Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                          The volume pot in my Strat was producing a loud buzz and crackle noise. My DI box was not making much of a difference. The potentiometer came with a small capacitor, a washer and nut. The capacitor was not needed due to using the pot for volume and not tone. The packaged potentiometer did not come with installation instructions so I had to go on-line to refresh my memory. It was a straight forward replacement and the only skills needed is soldering. It is important to use the correct solder and be precise. Once done, the extraneous buzz and crackle were gone. Now I am back to the usual single coil hum.

                           
                          5.0

                          Genuine Fender Quality

                          By Happy, the Bassist

                          from Cortez, Co

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                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording

                            Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                            After breaking one of the original Volume pots on my Squire Jazz Bass I decided to replace both volume pots with Genuine Fender 250k pots. Installation was pretty straightforward if you are comfortable using a soldering iron, but the diameter of the shaft of the new pots are much larger. Meaning you will have to drill the control plate to accommodate the new Fender pots. The knobs may also need to be replaced or tweaked to make work with the new pots.
                            I can say that the new pots sound excellent compared to the cheaper ones used on my Squire, making this an inexpensive upgrade if you are looking to improve your over-all tone.

                             
                            5.0

                            Stick with Fender on a Fender

                            By Still Learnin

                            from Aiken, SC

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                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

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                                Comments about Fender 250K Split Shaft Potentiometer:

                                i tried a different brand and the quality was not as good and the sound was different from the original. I replaced it with a Fender Brand part and I am pleased with the results.

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