Bourns Debuts New Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers at 2016 NAMM Show

Bourns® Sean Silas PDB241-SOTL Guitar Potentiometer

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 18, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Bourns Pro Audio group will debut the Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometer at the upcoming NAMM Show to be held January 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Bourns Pro Audio developed this custom signature series line in conjunction with rock/metal guitarist Sean Silas to suit his original playing style and that of other guitarists in this genre. The two initial guitar potentiometers in Bourns’ Sean Silas Signature Series are precision guitar volume controls. These breakthrough potentiometers feature a custom audio taper for highly accurate volume setting, and use specialized lubricants for a smooth, viscous rotational torque. The knurled shaft option is suited for press-fit knobs, and the plain shaft is designed for knobs with set screws.

Bourns will debut the following two new potentiometers at its booth #6865 (Hall A) at the 2016 NAMM show:

Part Number Shaft Style Bushing Style Resistance Value Taper
PDB241-SOTL1-504A3 Knurled Standard 500 kΩ Audio
PDB241-SOTL2-504A3 Plain Standard 500 kΩ Audio


“With the release of the Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers, Bourns continues its commitment to provide guitarists with high quality and extremely reliable guitar potentiometers,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “We are ecstatic to be working with Sean in the development of precision volume controls that help rock/metal guitarists perform and perfect their own signature sound. We are already working with Sean on the development of a custom tone control as an added option to be released later this year. And, there will be more to come as Bourns is working on additional signature series guitar potentiometer designs with other artists.”

As a pricing reference, part number PDB241-SOTL1-504A3 with knurled shaft is priced at $3.95, and part number PDB241-SOTL2-504A3 with plain shaft is priced at $3.75. All prices are based on quantities of 1,000. The Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers are available now through selected Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers.

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