The TAD Custom Series made by CTS combines the highest quality details from over 70 years of experience at CTS: solid brass shaft, brass thread, Vintage Audio Taper control characteristics (for logarithmic pots) and the unique dimple design in which the shaft goes right through the housing.
With the vintage “dimple back” potentiometers, the shaft goes completely through the pot to the domed top and is visibly fixed to the back. This provides maximum stability, and ensures the highest quality over the long term when used in guitars and amplifiers.
This “dimple back” design makes the TAD custom series unique and at the same time one of the world’s best potentiometers for guitars and amplifiers.
Our CTS potentiometers have a low torque for smooth rotation, and a unique anti-static coating. Additionally they come with a solid brass shaft and brass threads, hence, the perfect upgrade for any amplifier.
Aged vintage pots often have a slightly increased value which gives the sound a little more life and kick. TAD Custom guitar potentiometers are designed to have values slightly above target, to produce this effect.
Track Taper: Logarithmic 30% (J type)
Connection Type: Soldering Lug
Resistance Value: 500K Ω
Casing: Dimple Back
Shaft: 3/4″ knurled
Shaft type: Split/knurled
Thread: 3/8″-32NEF brass
Angle of rotation: 300° +/- 5°
Rating: 1/4W @ 55°C
Insulation: 500V DC
Rotational life test: 10,000 cycles
Shaft material: Brass
Terminal board: Bakelite with flame UL 94V2