www.allparts.com/cmtpage.php?filename=Home has a pot that is described as a 50K Linear Taper Roller Pot for Jazzmaster®, Solid Shaft, With Hardware. Go to electronics and then miscellaneous pots. There you will find Part #EP_4992-000 Retail Price: $5.00. Not sure if the actual thumbwheel comes with this item, but www.guitarpartsresource.com/ has them. Click on the GUITAR PARTS RESOURCE logo and go to Hardware/Screws then Jaguar Jazzmaster Hardware. There you will find Roller Control knob set for Jazzmaster® guitar. Metal with black finish. Attaches with hex set screws. Part #MK 3155-00 Retails for: $11.49. Hope this is what you are indeed looking for. ;D Take care and good luck !
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thanks, StratLover! i thought i'd checked allparts. guess not.
looks like it's made like a normal pot. i thought it was made differently since the wheel is sort of flush w/ the pickguard. (the guitar i'm planning to put 'em on isn't a JM + i've never seen the "guts" of a JM.
do you happen to know how pots are mounted on a jazzmaster then?
There is a metal surround that the pot goes through and then it is attached to the pickguard with a pair of screws the same size as the ones that are used for a standard 5-way switch. I just happen to have a link to a fairly decent photo of a Jazzmaster(tm) that has been torn down with a really good example of the back of the pickguard. I was watching this one on eBay. What a coincidence. cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33039&item=7320286158&rd=1
Here is another set of links from the Fender(tm) site strictly about a Jazzmaster(tm)
thanks a lot! glad you happened to be watching that auction. the computer i'm on now won't let me access that page but i'll have a look tomorrow. i'll see how it's mounted and probably use standard 500K pots and improvise a mounting system w/ parts from the hardware store. thanks again.