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Source of obscure pots for basses? (20k, center detent, PCB mount)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rattanee, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Rattanee


    Oct 31, 2017
    EU, Hungary
    Hey folks!

    I recently got my hands on an Ibanez Proline 5050, which unfortunately has had two pots replaced. One of those being the bass EQ pot. Unfortunately what's in there has no center detent, and turns very easily. This of course annoys me to no end. To add insult to injury, the shaft of the volume pot pulled loose when I removed the knob from it, so I need to replace that too.

    Long story short: Need 20k center detent, pcb mounted pot. See attached picture.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated, especially if it's a source within the EU, or a place that does expedited shipping.

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    If you can't find them stock anywhere, Banzai.de will make custom pots to order - don't know if they do PCB mount though. Just checked - PCB mount, but they don't have 20K, only 25K, might be close enough?
    Custom Pot Mono (click the 2nd pic, there's a form you fill out for taper and center detente or not...)
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Use a 25k they're standard for active electronics and it won't make a difference.
    bholder likes this.
  4. Rattanee


    Oct 31, 2017
    EU, Hungary
    Won't using a 25k give me different range though? Might have to replace all three then just to get a matching set going...
  5. Rattanee


    Oct 31, 2017
    EU, Hungary
    So anyways... exact specs: Threaded shaft 8mm in diameter, knurled shaft end 6mm in diameter, total shaft length 20mm, threaded part 10mm long. The only surviving original is marked M20k(ohmsymbol)6 66A
  6. Rattanee


    Oct 31, 2017
    EU, Hungary
    I'm open to any value as long as the size is matching, ass the carbon-layer is undamaged in mine, so I could swap it between pots... I dug through pretty much all the big electronics parts stores I found online and couldn't find anything that matches...
  7. Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
  8. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Have you tried contacting Ibanez? Give it a couple of days, but they will get back to you...

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