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Guitar Potentiometers

Electric guitar manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry with major manufacturers established worldwide. From the introduction of the first mass-produced electric guitar in 1950, guitarists have been mesmerized with advances in technology and the wide array of aftermarket parts commercially available for guitar upgrades. Specialty products such as Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch allow the guitarist multiple functions utilizing a single control such as split-coil switching for humbucking (double-pole) pickups or stacked single-coil pickups, active electronics activation, and pickup phase switching. This application note addresses utilization of the PDB183-GTR to enable split-coil pickup switching in electric guitar humbucking pickups.

Bourns Model PDB183-GTR Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch Used for Split-Coil Pickup Switching PDB183-GTR

Bourns Model PDB183-GTR Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch Used for Split-Coil Pickup Switching PDB183-GTR


Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch is designed to allow the guitarist switching capability and volume or tone controls with a single 18 mm package size potentiometer. The potentiometer is designed with a single shaft that is used to activate the Double-Pole, Doubl
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