trying to locate

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lordraptor1, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. lordraptor1


    Dec 8, 2014
    folks I need help here, I am trying to locate a place ( hopefully in the usa) tht carries and has in stock the pots I need to finish restoring my ebm bass and I am coming up empty unless I place n order direct with alpha in clifornia and then I was told today they don't stock any and all are actually made to order and the minimum qty was 500 pcs. per pot.

    so what I am trying to find is the following:

    1x Alpha A100k pot (with pins that solder directly to the circuit board
    3x Alpha B100k center detent ( same mounting as above).

    problem is all of the center detent b100k pots I find are the dual type which wouldn't work for my restoration, the A100k regular pot I can find them on fleabay easy enough but the B100k center detents are proving problematic.

    I don't want to use a different pot (although I could) because the purpose is a restoration with stock style and period parts.

    so if anyone has a lead as to a place that accepts paypal where I can get the pots I am looking for I would greatly appreciate it, I am trying to find a place now so that when I have the funds available I can order them. any help would be greatly appreciated at this point with my resto, and the pots are the only things left on the board that warranted replacement.
  2. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
  3. lordraptor1


    Dec 8, 2014
    im looking for a USA seller first and one that wont make me buy 500 ot the dang things LOL. also 1.37 each I think is a bit much especially when factoring in shipping, don't get me wrong I appreciate the link cause it is an option but like I said I'd like to find a US seller first if at all possible because at least with a US seller there wont be a long wait to get them in after I place an order.

    I actually sent Alph an e-mail this morning ( the REAL alpha company in Taiwan) to see if they could point me in a US retailers direction or give me some other options.

    so far it appears though that options replacing these with stock versions is gonna be tough :(.
  4. lordraptor1


    Dec 8, 2014
    anyone ever use futurlec for pots? they have offices in the USA and I can get the pot types I need from them for 6.95 USD shipped but it takes 1 to 2 weeks so I am guessing the product comes from out of country. if you have used them and have use their 16mm can pots let me know, I would also like to know if the threads are the same as on the Alpha b100k and A100k pots, thanks in advance.
  5. lordraptor1


    Dec 8, 2014
    thanks guys but I went ahead and ordered some from musikding on dincz's recommendation. they aren't actually Alpha branded pots so here is hoping they will work LOL.