Originally Posted by Rob S
They're the same except that the blender has a tip-bearing cover, while the no-load has a flat cover w/ a detent. The tip-bearing is what's typically used on Fenders, and has a lower rotating torque than the flat pots, which are what you would typically find on Gibsons.
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Thanks for checking that out - most kind. I'm still not sure I'm any the wiser - what's a "tip-bearing cover"?
I have just started a new thread on No Load pots, because they seem to me to be so logical that I can't work out whey they're not used for all tone controls. But maybe that's better discussed in a new thread.