Super Pot Potentiometers are a cure for one of the most inconvenient and obnoxious ailments experienced by instruments: scratchy pots. It happens to everyone—it’s just a matter of time. You show up one day to practice, or even worse, a show, and you set up and plug in. You adjust the volume or tone of your instrument, and there it is, that crackling sound. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to those of us who play stringed instruments. You’ll have no choice but to eventually replace the offending pot, and if you use an instrument often enough, you’ll have to do so on more than one occasion.
Why bother with all that when you can take one simple preventive measure and never worry about it again? Dunlop engineers put a lot of brainpower and hard work to design Super Pot Potentiometers for high performance and resistance to dust and corrosion. They provide a smooth audio taper, and they won’t ever get noisy or scratchy. We tested them to 7 million cycles—that’s turning the volume knob 7 million times, in other words—and we had to just stop counting at that point. Seriously, they’re made to last a lifetime—we’re so confident about this that we put a lifetime guarantee on them. You’re going to have to replace your pots at some point. Might as well get it out of the way now.
Super Pot Potentiometers are available at 250K with a split or solid shaft and at 500K with a split shaft. If you’re comfortable with a soldering iron, these are a cinch to install—we made sure that the back of each pot is solder-friendly. Just heat up your soldering iron and create the nice, shiny flows that will keep all your wiring snugly in place.
Every instrument is an artistic investment. Installing a set of Straplok Strap Retainers and Super Pot Potentiometers will protect that investment by keeping it safe and making sure that it sounds great. Unless you feel comfortable making these modifications yourself, we recommend that you take your instrument to your local guitar repair tech to get the job done. Make sure that you, and your instrument, live happily ever after.