Pots For SG

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  1. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Member

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    Don't care for Linear Pots for Volume control as they respond more like an on/off switch (little controlability)
     
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    Plying chess with a pigeon! I got it, I got it!
     
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  3. plankton

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    That's usually people's complaint about logarithmic (audio) pots because of the steep curve. Linear pots are quite even in their response.
     
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    You have that backwards. Log pots are designed to even out the response. The ear's response to volume is logarithmic, and the audio taper pot is designed to match it.
     
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    Yes, but when playing with decent amounts of gain, like from a fuzz pedal or a cranked up amp, there is a very steep transition at around "8" on the volume pot. It goes from a fair amount of gain to almost clean very quickly. With a linear pot that doesn't happen. That's what I was referring to.
     

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