Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: 500k, or 1 MEG? What would it be like?
I did this experiment - I'm always looking to recover any output lost by components like potentiometers, etc...
I use 500k volume pots as a rule... and put in a good 1 meg pot.
The brightness was intolerable to me! Wow... it was disturbing how big a difference this made - if you've got a guitar with a 500k volume that needs some sparkle regained without changing much, do this...
I'm pretty particular, really - I have to use a 30-foot cable (of good quality, in fact I favour Canaire cable, which I use with Switchcraft ends to make my own) as anything shorter sounds wrong to me - too bright.
And using a shorter cable with different eq to reduce brightness is all wrong, too... I've just become too used to the 30' patch cords all this time... go figure.