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Where to get Tone Pots with a Center Detent?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jasper383, Aug 24, 2007.


  1. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I have a Stingray 5 with worn out pots. Bass, Mid, and Treble. 500K, I believe.

    They have the center detent. Clockwise boost, counterclockwise cut.

    Where do I buy pots like this, or do I have to get them from Ernie Ball?
     
  2. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
  3. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Is it this:

    Dual mini 500k Blend/Balance Pot
    Linear Taper w/center detent
    ALPS , Made in Japan, 500KMN - 508G ?

    I saw those, but the "Dual Mini" part throws me.
     
  4. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    The "dual" part means that it's a stacked pot.

    You'll need to look at your pots and order the same configuration as your original pots.

    If it has six solder lugs, it's a stacked pot.
     
  5. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    The only pots with a detent are stacked pots. Is this what EBMM uses?
     
  6. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    Call EB customer service. You have to wait a whole 30 seconds for a rep,and they'll get you what you need.Stacked pots aren't the only ones with a center detent.The EB tone pots use a center detentand,of course are not stacked on the SR5.
     
  7. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I emailed them. Am waiting for a response.

    Thought I would get faster (and more!) responses here.

    It does look as though the only aftermarket pots out there with a center detent are the stacked kind.
     
  8. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Good advice!!
     

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