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archancientt

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audio vs linear
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:45:31 PM »
hey, does it make a difference to use audio or linear pots for the naughty fish? Also does anyone know where i can get a 1n8 film cap in north america? (canada) Smaller doesn't stock them, smallest he has is 2n2

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Re: audio vs linear
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 06:56:52 PM »
This cap should fit the bill.  https://www.mouser.ca/ProductDetail/EPCOS-TDK/B32529C0182K289?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv1cc3ydrPrF2KLoLLY1KZ3RBcdH39QvDM%3d

And at 41 cents, it's even cheap.

Mouser ships relatively cheaply to Canada, especially if you make a larger order.  They say free shipping above $100 CDN, but I've never personally been able to get free shipping.

As far as the pot question is concerned, you can always use a different taper and get a workable pedal.  It just makes the control a little bit less functional.  The taper is chosen to give you maximal control over the parameter.  If you go linear instead of audio, for instance, you'll probably find that the "useable" or "good sounding" part of the pot sweep is concentrated in a relatively narrow area.  In contrast, if you use the correct taper, the "good sounding" part of the sweep will be larger, making it easier to tune the pedal.
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Re: audio vs linear
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 01:12:30 AM »
if you only need 1-2 pieces, you can add a thread in the "parts jar - help, I need ###" section. Members around here are always happy to help. ordering only 2 components does often not make sense due to shipping costs (especially with the bigger suppliers)

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Re: audio vs linear
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 03:05:16 PM »
great, :) thanks for the info. Ill use the audio tapers