Originally Posted by 11 Gauge
If you REALLY want to hear how much of an effect that 56K resistor has, do the following:
1. turn down your guitar volume
2. turn the dist/drive knob from low to high
3. if you can't hear anything, turn the guitar back up and rotate the dist/drive knob from low to high
The wah effect as you sweep thru the gain is very noticeable with the wrong resistor in there.
Even though I'm crap at reading tiny little resistors, I could do this test and hear the wah-like sound as I swept the dial. So it seems official: they're still using the non-RAT resistor.
An important question: Do I care?
I really don't think so. I love the way this thing sounds. I may do the resistor swap one day (I'll order the resistor next time I place a SmallBear or Mammoth order). We'll see!
Thanks for your patience, people.