Potentiometers: what do you suggest??

Dave Halliday dave.halliday at greymatter.com
Mon Jun 9 02:38:58 CEST 1997

>> I really like the Mouser brand pots with the 1" diamater assembly.  Yes,
>> they are pretty big and take up a lot of space on your panal, but they
>> are only a buck each and the action is on them so right-on.  Besides
>> being silky-smooth, they are the kind of pots that once you start moving
>> them, they have some momentum so that you can do really smooth sweeps.

>     You mean the ones with the "a" in a circle on the back?  I got one of
>     those at Radio Shaft many many years ago and stuck it in a wah pedal.
>     It went scratchy extremely quickly.  I still have some that are about
>     13 years old and have barely been used and they even feel scratchy.

Mouser is a mail-order vendor and probably not the place where RS got 
their parts.  Mouser ( as well as DigiKey - my other favorite place ) 
sell only first-run, non-surplus, quality components.

Both places advertise in most hobbyist magazines.
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