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What's a good Pot size for circuit bending? Answered

 What's a good average Potentiometer size for circuit bending? Or is it a good idea to have multiple of different sizes around? Is it anywhere from 500 to 10k? Or 1k - 10k?
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frollardBest Answer (author)2010-02-16

never hurt to have multiple around.  10k is a pretty standard size, and having larger/smaller never hurt.  Go with a smaller low side - you can always add a series resistor if its too low.

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steveastrouk (author)frollard2010-02-17

....and if you're playing with audio circuits, a logarithmic tracked pot or two is very handy.

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lordsatan (author)steveastrouk2010-02-26

have you found them better than the linear ones for  bending toys? i've been using linear ones so far...thanx

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steveastrouk (author)lordsatan2010-02-27

If you're messing with audio, log pots are useful for volumes, for nearly anything else linear.

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lordsatan (author)steveastrouk2010-02-27

thanx much...I'm shaping the sounds mainly and not dealing with volumes

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Zem (author)steveastrouk2010-02-17

 What's a logarithmic tracked pot?

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steveastrouk (author)Zem2010-02-17

One you have to use in an audio application. It has a track whose resistance varies logarithmically with rotation.

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