Bourns Announces New Options to its Professional Audio/Video Potentiometers and Custom Series of Guitar Potentiometers

Anaheim, Calif., January 14, 2010 Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced additional options to the company’s professional audio/video potentiometers, Model PDB18 and Model PTJ90, and its custom series of guitar potentiometers, Model PDB183-GTR.  The Bourns® Model PDB18 Series of potentiometers now feature a new flatted shaft style and are designed for use in audio, video and broadcast applications and support equipment.  The Bourns Model PTJ90 Series of potentiometers has a new slotted shaft style option widely used in audio mixing and broadcast consoles.  Designed as a new option for electric and bass guitars, the Bourns Model PDB183-GTR Series of custom guitar potentiometers now offers a dual gang option.  All three models will be displayed and demonstrated at the 2010 NAMM Show, January 14-17, 2010, in Bourns’ booth #1548 (Hall E) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

“In response to market demand, Bourns continues to make advancements to its popular professional audio/video potentiometers and custom series of guitar potentiometers,” said Chuck Manzano, product marketing manager in Bourns resistive products division.  “We have designed these new options to meet or exceed the quality, reliability and value required by the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of audio equipment.”

Bourns’ Model PDB18 Series of potentiometers offer single or dual gang options, a center detent option, and a wide assortment of resistances and tapers.  Other shaft options available are knurled and plain shaft styles.  Bourns’ Model PTJ90 Series of potentiometers now feature a dual gang element with a push-push switch and center detent option.  An assortment of resistances and tapers are also available for these specialty potentiometers.  Bourns’ Models PDB18 and PTJ90 can also be used in the place of other competitive parts. 

Designed for electric and bass guitars, Bourns’ Model PDB183-GTR Series of dual gang guitar potentiometers provide a push-pull switch, knurled and plain metal shafts and solder lugs.  A wide assortment of resistances and audio or linear tapers are also available for this model.  All three models of potentiometers are also RoHS* compliant.

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

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
Hiroshi Horie
Bourns Asia Pacific, Inc.


Josephine Chen
Bourns Asia Pacific, Inc.
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