- Tech Talk
Standard guitar pots limit your musical expression, only starting to deliver sound at about â€œ3â€ on the dial and then never getting much louder above â€œ7â€. DiMarzioâ€™s custom taper pot is made to solve that problem by precisely delivering the same ratio of signal-to-turn as an actual 10-position actuator. This provides players with audiophile-like control over dramatic volume swells and signal gain, so you can truly use the guitarâ€™s total range. And donâ€™t worry about wearing these out â€” each pot is rated to 10,000 cycles at 2,000 cycles per hour and is individually tested by DiMarzio to meet our rigid standards.
DiMarzio also understands that a pot has to feel as good as it sounds. The tech talk is that we engineered them with a low friction wiper pass and proprietary balance-damping lubricant. In plain terms, that means slick pinky flips and a pot that will still hold at any sweet spot on the dial. So, whether you just crank the guitar to 10, dizzy your audience with violin-esque swells, or prefer to control your gain through the guitarâ€™s volume knob, DiMarzioâ€™s pots put the control back in your hands.
The split shaft and bushings are made from machined brass, just like the vintage originals, with 24 teeth and a 32-thread turn, a perfect fit for USA knobs, including DiMarzio, FenderÂ®, and GibsonÂ®. We also include two nuts, one dress washer, and a lock washer for easy installation. All of our pot casings are custom-plated for easy soldering.
*Please note, these are direct replacements for the standard 3/8-inch (9.525mm) holes found on most Fenders and Gibsons. Some enlargement may be required for non-standard or import-specific hole diameters.
Please refer to Dimarzio wiring diagrams for detailed schematics.