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Good quality DPDT push/pull 250K pots

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DaveyM69, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. DaveyM69


    Jan 1, 2011
    Good quality DPDT push/pull 250K pots

    Can anyone recommend a good manufacturer of these, I'm wanting linear and log. 500K will do if 250K not available.

    I had some Alpha ones delivered yesterday and they were pretty poor.
  2. ZolkoW


    May 8, 2006
    Hungary, EU
    I don't know the manufacturer, but those at bestbassgear felt classy, I wish they were linear instead of log...
    I didn't really like the Alphas.. they are okay, but these are really solid.
  3. DaveyM69


    Jan 1, 2011
    Thanks, I'll try some.

    Edit: I've also emailed them to see if they have the linear ones available...
  4. LowBC

    LowBC Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2008
    Builder, chief cook and bottle washer: www.MavourneenStrings.com / store manager at Music Go Round (Denver)
  5. Watch out if they are el-cheapos since there is a brand or two from China for less than $10.00 on a lot of sites, some even with free shipping.

    I bought a DiMarzio 250K P/P switch - the same as you are looking for, and it is about $12.95 across the boards for availability.


    Check out DiMarzio's site itself and see all the great stuff they have for sale:: DiMarzio.com

    Just like this one HERE: Buy DiMarzio 250K Custom Taper Split Shaft Push/Pull Pot | Potentiometers & Knobs | Musician's Friend

    Beware that there are three different shaft lengths too - and some of the other pots from Stew Mac and WD have smaller soldering tabs than the DiMarzio. I suspect these are Chinese too.

    There are other places that say they sell DiMarzios for $13.00 or so, and that seems to be the best prices for a good, rugged P/P pot.

    AllParts has one for $6.00::: Allparts EP-0285-000 250K Guitar Push/Pull Pot DPDT Audio Taper Pot


    I'd worry about that one though.
  6. DaveyM69


    Jan 1, 2011
    Great info - thanks guys!
  7. ZolkoW


    May 8, 2006
    Hungary, EU
    I'm interested too, would you share their reply?
  8. DaveyM69


    Jan 1, 2011
    Their answer was no - only log unfortunately.

    I'm looking into some other alternatives. If I get any success I'll post back.
  9. ergbass


    Nov 26, 2010
    Alps is one of the best for sure!
  10. Do you mean APS as in AllParts?

    Checking AllParts their unit is very much looking like a cheap Chinese unit and not at all like the DiMarzio.

    25K Push-Pull Pot | Allparts.com


    Notice the small tabs and that the eyes in them are tiny? Looks inferior to me.
  11. DaveyM69


    Jan 1, 2011
    I gave up as I couldn't decide whether the investment in 'better' pots would be successful and I really needed my bass back in action so I've installed separate switches instead. Will bear these in mind for future though and will pick some of the more expensive ones up to experiment with.

    Thanks everyone!
  12. gawfshot


    Dec 28, 2010
    My search lead me to this thread;

    A good one to purchase-

    CPP250 Alpha 250K Audio Pot w/ Push-Pull Switch