My band plays a lot of old r&b with a smattering of blues, country and rock thrown in. I play mostly clean or slightly overdriven.
My rig is fairly simple and I'd like to get into using my volume knob as more than an "on/off" affair...something I've never done too much of.
The problem I'm encountering is that even just slightly rolling it back muddies the tone quite a bit. My guitars electronics are very simple: 1 volume and a 3 way toggle hooked to two humbuckers...no tone control.
I'm guessing my problem is due to the cheap potentiometer, which is a 500k Alpha. Maybe I damaged the pot while soldering it in, too. There is no other indication of damage, though, as it works smoothly.
I have a CTS pot sitting in my parts bin, but I'm wondering if something like a Bourns or other brand (if there is any) might be better.