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Bourns Announces New Potentiometers for 2012

New models provide no load, left handed and long bushing options

Riverside, CA (January 10, 2012) -- Bourns, Inc. today announced that it has released a series of new product options to its industry-leading line of guitar potentiometers. Bourns has developed a specialty line of potentiometers for electric and bass guitars to upgrade these instruments for improved sound quality, reliability and longevity. The following five new model options will be showcased at the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.


  • Model PDB241-GNL No Load Guitar Potentiometer
  • Model PDB241-GTR Left-Handed Guitar Potentiometer
  • Model PDB181-GTR Left-Handed Mini-Guitar Potentiometer
  • Model PDB181-GTR Long Bushing Mini-Guitar Potentiometer
  • Model PDB183-GTR Long Bushing Mini-Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch
The “no load” guitar potentiometer is designed with a long-wearing insulator and a positive action detent for improved reliability.  The left-handed potentiometers have special reverse audio tapers and a logarithmic curve specifically designed for excellent volume response at all positions along the potentiometer.  The long bushing potentiometers are excellent for use in solid body guitars and work in all types of electric or bass guitars, with or without a push-pull switch.

“Bourns continues to introduce new product options that help our customers get the highest quality out of their guitars and associated professional audio equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, product manager at Bourns, Inc.  “We have an ongoing commitment to meet market needs.  After listening to our customers, these new options for electric and bass guitars that are being released at NAMM are in direct response to customer requests for higher quality alternatives to some commonly used products.”

Model PDB241-GNL is priced at $2.25, Model PDB241-GTR is priced at $1.75, Models PDB181-GTR (left handed and long bushing) are priced at $0.95 and $1.25 respectively and Model PDB183-GTR is priced at $3.85.  All prices are based on quantities of 1,000.  All models are available through Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers. 

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