Bourns Releases Five New Instructional Pro-Audio Application Videos

Riverside, Calif., January 11, 2011 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of five new helpful application videos that provide detailed instructions for installing the company’s leading line of guitar potentiometers in electric and bass guitars. The pro-audio application videos serve as a companion resource to Bourns’ previously released application notes that provide in-depth information about guitar potentiometer replacement and upgrades. The application videos are now available on the Bourns pro-audio multimedia webpage at: The videos will be showcased along with Bourns’ complete line of guitar potentiometers and other pro-audio products in Bourns Booth #2992 in Hall D at the NAMM Show, January 13 – 16, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

“These videos will help the novice and hobbyist by providing detailed instructions on how to perform replacement and upgrades to electric guitars and basses,” said Chuck
Manzano, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns continues its commitment to support the Professional Audio Industry with innovative new technologies and products that help musicians extend the life of their instruments while maintaining maximum sound quality.”  

The five Bourns pro-audio application videos available are as follows:

  • Installation of Model 95 Premium Guitar Potentiometers in a Pick Guard – an upgrade for volume and tone controls.
  • Installation of Model PDB183 Potentiometer in a Guitar – in an electric guitar, the push-pull switch adds a new set of bright tone settings to a standard guitar.
  • Installation of Model PDB182 Blend Balance Potentiometer in a Bass Guitar – in a bass guitar, the potentiometer provides added tone characteristic control.
  • Soldering Tips – discusses required equipment, materials and tips for performing proper solder joints on guitar potentiometers.
  • Guitar Potentiometer Installation Tips – provides various tips such as selecting the right potentiometer shaft for the knob, proper wire stripping and tinning, the electrical function of a potentiometer, and metric versus SAE potentiometer bushing sizes.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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