#103788  by jeager
 Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:21 pm
I am sure this question has been asked, but I searched and the link Waldo posted a while back turned up nothing.
Where can I get a good quality 25K log pot?

The Alphas are available but seem to be crummy quality and the only CTS I can find has a very long shaft/threaded portion which is not suitable for going through a pickguard.
 #103793  by SarnoMusicSolutions
 Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:08 pm
Actually, Alpha pot's are VERY good quality, industry standards in a lot of boutique guitar gear, and in my experience are superior to the inconsistent and fairly sloppy stuff that CTS makes these days. Bournes makes nice sealed pots, and they've recently delved into the open frame carbon style that we're used to, so that too may be worth trying. But Alpha absolutely makes a very good pot. I like their 24mm carbon series. Very cleanable, nice smooth torque, consistent, long-life, reliable, etc. Tons of 25k log-taper pots out there.

And yes, the RV4 (mil spec, long-life, sealed) types by PEC from Canada are very good pots as well.

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 #103795  by jeager
 Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:34 pm
And thanks to you too... I read something in a old string that the alphas were inconsistent at best ...
 #164326  by waldo041
 Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:26 pm
the PEC Mil Spec's are great pots in most regards, but this is one position where the rotation of the shaft was way to stiff for my liking for a guitar volume control. I find nothing wrong with the Alpha pots despite their bad rep, of course that is only my opinion. YMMV

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 #164328  by ac4468
 Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 am
I've used the Alphas on most of my guitars and have had one pot failure. And that was on a stacked pot where I did the wafer swap. The mil-spec pots I've used were way too difficult to turn next to the other pots. I don't like to mix and match, so until one vendor makes all the pots I need I'll stick with the Alphas. Would a slightly longer shaft kill you though Alpha????
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 #164331  by milobender
 Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:15 am
I've also had fine experience with Alphas, and I second the thought, Alpha, make the shaft and threaded bit LONGER! "o)
I've had two failures with Bourns' top of the line pots, and none with Alpha. I like the feel of the Alphas too, many of Bourns turn too easily for my taste.
 #164336  by tdcrjeff
 Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Thanks for the feedback guys. I had already ordered the PEC pot, but went ahead and got an Alpha too based on these recommendations.