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Source for Lo-Z pot (50K, DPDT, linear, detent)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mgmadian, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm having an Aguilar OBP-3 installed in my Stingray 5 bass. As you may know, the mid-control on this preamp has 2 selectable frequencies (400Hz and 800Hz), and is both cut and boost.

    I'd like to control the mids using a push-pull pot, where "push" and "pull" control the frequency (400 v 800). The pot required to do this is:
    * 50K
    * DPDT
    * linear taper
    * center detent (since both cut and boost)

    The closest I've come to this is a Mouser pot which lacks a center detent. Anyone know where to get one of these things (no luck so far with Allparts, WDMusic, Warmoth, EMG, Stewmac or CTS), other than having one custom-made ($$$$).

    Alternatively, anyone know of a creative way to modify a Mouser pot to give it a center detent?

  2. jessestern


    Mar 14, 2011
    Los Angeles, California CA
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario, Reunion Blues, Moollon, Levy's
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Yup, those guys are great! They have the exact pot you're looking for, and they carry the OBP-3 too, so the obvious choice is to buy the whole shebang from them and ask them to pre-wire it for you.