These early Fender spec VIPots are functional copies of the pots used in Fender Stratocaster® and Telecaster® guitars during the 50s and 60s. The same audio taper, the same torque and US fine spline split shaft or solid shaft (6 mm) for a direct drop-in replacement. 280kOhm with 15% tolerance.

They are available as solid shaft or split shaft VIPots.


We offer brass adapter sleeves so that you can use your Fender® spec 1/4" dome knobs with our VIPots.


We now offer a kOhm MATCHING option, because even though our VIPots are very tightly spec'd with low tolerances, some players want sets that are matched even more tightly. Due to the low tolerances, we can only match values between 260 and 290 kOhms, and final values may vary by +/- 2%.


We test every VIPot for function before we send it out. Sounds crazy, but we really do. So please, check them BEFORE you install them, as we cannot offer warranty/replacement/etc. once the VIPot has been touched by a soldering iron.

VIPots 280k

New Old Stock PIO capacitor
    • authentic audio taper
    • authentic torque
    • 280kOhm +/- 15%
    • 3/8" shaft
    • 24 teeth knurled split shaft OR solid shaft


  • Returns are accepted within 14 days of purchase. We can only accept items that are in their original brand new condition and show zero signs of use. Any items returned in less than brand new condition will be refused. You must first contact us for return authorization and instructions prior to returning an item. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.


    Please understand that there is no warranty on VIPots once touched by a soldering iron, as we cannot control how the VIPots are installed and exposed to heat during installation.

    However, VIP guarantees your order to be as described and free from defect upon delivery. If your order arrives damaged or defective, please contact us within 3 days of delivery and we will replace the damaged items.