Bourns® Model 82 Series “Vintage” Guitar Potentiometer

Bourns® Model 82 Vintage Guitar Potentiometer(Download Hi-Res Image)

Riverside, California – January 14, 2010 – Back by popular demand, Bourns® Resistive Products Division announces the re-release of our Model 82 Vintage Guitar Potentiometer in response to continued requests by master luthiers. The Model 82 has been sought by many master luthiers and has become a prized possession by those who have them installed in guitars.

This custom guitar potentiometer, best recognized for its “Bourns blue” color, was originally designed and produced for two leading guitar companies in the late 1970s. This product is a culmination of popular features most widely requested by master luthiers.

Samples and production quantities are now available. For your convenience, the data sheet is available on the proaudio website @

  • Features
    • Knurled metal shaft
    • ±10 % TR tolerance
    • 250k and 500k standard resistance values
    • Conductive polymer element for low noise
    • Standard 10 % audio taper
    • Long rotational life (up to 100k cycles)
    • RoHS compliant*
  • Applications
    • Electric guitars
    • Bass guitars

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan 27, 2003 including Annex.



One comment on “Bourns® Model 82 Series “Vintage” Guitar Potentiometer”
  1. Charles says:

    You got a 25k & 50k version for active setups?

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