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    Default Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I'm looking to buy some pots but I'm really picky about the feel/action. I don't like the loose, low-friction feel that some pots have.

    I've liked some varieties of CTS pots, but different retailers carry different varieties. I'm just wondering if anyone has used THESE and what they feel like?

    I like them to be smooth, but firm...I don't want to bump it with my pinky and drop from 10 to 5, or worse, 5 to 0...
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Never tried those. I like the CGE pots they're built like a tank and have a smooth stiff action like they're grease filled. But, I am just a bedroom player with about three years experience, so don't take my word for it, I'm the village idiot.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    If I had a nickel for everytime someone thought "Mojotone" anythings were any different...

    If you want good pots get CTS or Alpha. If you want stiffer rotation, get CTS

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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I know "Mojotone" is just CTS, but different retailers sell different CTS pots. I've had some CTS pots that are looser feeling, the ones with the exposed shaft pin through the base, and others that are stiffer, with a solid base. Just asking about THIS particular model.


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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I have mojotone pots in about 12 of my guitars and am completely satisfied. I bought their wiring kits, both loose and prewired, so I don't know if it's that exact model that's included or not.

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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Thanks, sbecker. The pots in the wiring kits are the same as the ones I'm looking at. How would you describe the feel of the pots in terms of resistance?
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I thought the majority of audio pots were stiff and only certain specialized models were "low friction".

    I'd go with Bournes though. Made in U.S.A. and precision tapering characteristics. I've never used a CTS pot that acted the way I wanted it to, as far as linear qualities. My Bournes does exactly what a volume should do, whereas I always found "hot spots" in the taper in CTS pots where you get no volume until about 2 then it's loud and then you don't notice that much change. Maybe I got a half dozen bad ones in a row, I dunno.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I have those mojotone cts pots in my washburn, 500k audio, they are nice and stiff, there's no chance of accidentally moving them if you ask me. I haven't tried bournes so I can't compare but I wouldn't hesitate to put those cts pots in my other guitars.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Thanks guys. I've actually used the Bourns pots and while the quality is great, they feel too loose (I'm selling them in The Trading Post HERE). I just ordered some of their "high torque" pots from Mouser, but the wait is 17 weeks on those, so I'm getting something else in the meantime. I think these Mojotone CTS pots might do the trick.

    Thanks again for the input.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    I have those exact pots in the guitar in my signature banner, and they feel like the Alpha's that they replaced. I would skip over them and get some Bourns from tubesandmore.com - I plan on ordering some of those premium sealed pots. What I don't like about the CTSmojo 500k short/split is the volume drop-off at the end instead of smoothly, and they are a little too stiff with the wrong knobs to do volume swells. You might like them, though. And, once again the taper isn't very good for swells. The best pots I've tried for doing them were the 25k pots in my EMG SA set.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Wherever Hamer gets their pots are great for a tougher tactile feel. Of course, you could always open em up and put some thicker grease in them.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevorus View Post
    Of course, you could always open em up and put some thicker grease in them.
    Thanks, but the pots in there now are Alphas and they're getting noisy anyway, so I might as well swap them.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Quote Originally Posted by SabbathFan0220 View Post
    Thanks, but the pots in there now are Alphas and they're getting noisy anyway, so I might as well swap them.
    Yeah, dump the Alphas.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Mojotone CTS Pots?

    Just a followup post with a review...the pots arrived and I'm very happy with them.

    The action is smooth with no crackling in the sound. The taper is nice with no drop-off points. They were also very close in value. I ordered 4 of the regular pots (not premium) and the actual resistance values were 501, 505, 517, and 517. That's pretty excellent for pots that promise only a 10% tolerance.
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