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Choosing gain potentiometer value for SD-1 mod

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by SpikeVelvet, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. SpikeVelvet

    SpikeVelvet TDPRI Member

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    I am not sure I really understand how pot value works for the gain control in a circuit. I'm hoping somebody can explain like I am 5.

    I modified an SD-1 and changed R6/C3 to give the pedal more gain. It still has the stock 1M pot. I have all the gain I need at about 12 o'clock. Am I correct in assuming that if I change out the pot to a 500k it will have the same amount of gain at max but a more useful and precise sweep of the pot?

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
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