So I ordered CTS 500K pots not knowing that they were going to be too long. I found out later that for the fender/squier stuff you have to get the "short shaft" CTS pots. I guess the long ones are used for Gibson/Epiphone guitars, which I have none and don't plan on buying any. I bought the the pots from Warmoth when I ordered a custom pickguard. I figure I can route out the cavity so I can use these long pots or just get new pots. I'm tipping over on the "get new pots" side, but I'm bummed I didn't know this before. Money is tight and I hate wasting it.