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    Default Best source for push/pull pots

    I've never had good luck with push/pulls. I once spent about $15 on authentic "gibson" push/pulls that were branded Alpha and turned way too loosely. I don't think there is a way to adjust this and it caused me to roll the knob back to 8 or 9 every time I did a coil split with it. Having the same issue with Bourns push/pulls.

    What is a good source for quality, not-overpriced push/pull pots? Ones that won't fail and also don't turn too loosely or too stiff either.

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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Check out the Mojotone push/pull pots. Best source is Musician's Friend: LINK

    Don't mind the 2 reviews there...they were written by genuine idiots and had nothing to do with the quality or function of the product

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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Price wise...Bourns push/pull 500k are ~$5 / ea on Amazon... either prime free or free free shipping

    Large quantities, probably go Mouser

    Old Matsumoku japs had some kickazz life-proof stock pushpulls that lasted 40 years, but I got no idea what they were or if anyone still makes em
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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    I mostly use Bourns pots. I agree about the loose turning thing. I like smoother pots with more resistance to turning, but at least two companies sell rebranded Bourns guitar pots as quick turning pots for a lot more money (with initials like EVH, and YJM).

    I stick a little foam rubber “washer” I make from cosmetic pads under the knob to stop from accidentally turning the pot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    I mostly use Bourns pots. I agree about the loose turning thing. I like smoother pots with more resistance to turning, but at least two companies sell rebranded Bourns guitar pots as quick turning pots for a lot more money (with initials like EVH, and YJM).

    I stick a little foam rubber “washer” I make from cosmetic pads under the knob to stop from accidentally turning the pot.


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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    Price wise...Bourns push/pull 500k are ~$5 / ea on Amazon... either prime free or free free shipping

    Large quantities, probably go Mouser

    Old Matsumoku japs had some kickazz life-proof stock pushpulls that lasted 40 years, but I got no idea what they were or if anyone still makes em
    I was surprised to have a 1986 push-pull tone pot working well on a Spectrum MX (I won't change it), but the vol pot is stupidly logarythmic (need to be swapped).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainsong86 View Post
    I've never had good luck with push/pulls. I once spent about $15 on authentic "gibson" push/pulls that were branded Alpha and turned way too loosely.
    Not a push/pull issue, but I purchased a Gibson toggle switch for my old Telecaster Deluxe as it has exactly the same shape and that authentic Gibson toggle is quite noisy what you switch pickups. Next time I'll get a generic WD Music part or something like that...
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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    i prefer push push pots
    as i dont have to grip them to make em work

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    be careful when changing knobs
    if its down when you pull up on it
    it ripps the guts out
    I've done this
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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    i prefer push push pots
    as i dont have to grip them to make em work

    bump on

    bump off

    be careful when changing knobs
    if its down when you pull up on it
    it ripps the guts out
    I've done this
    What brand and where do you find your push/push pots?

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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Lots of good pots caps etc right here.. https://www.ebay.com/str/theartoftone

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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    amazon and no particular brand
    maybe alparts or something
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    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots

    Quote Originally Posted by masta' c View Post
    Check out the Mojotone push/pull pots. Best source is Musician's Friend: LINK

    Don't mind the 2 reviews there...they were written by genuine idiots and had nothing to do with the quality or function of the product
    Thanks those mojotone pots look like the best bet. Do they turn real loosely like the Bourns I described or do they have more resistance?

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    Default Re: Best source for push/pull pots




    All 500k push push
    Assorted brands
    EHD
    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
    RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
    SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
    Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
    Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
    Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
    GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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