Come to think of it, if I understand correctly, you can also simply add resistors to the ground leg or hot leg to increase the resistance value to what you want... as long as you have room, as well... Though I think that you can get by with pretty small/low-watt resistors...
A combination of added serial resistor(s) and a "treble-bleed" cap & resistor could let you really custom-tailor your volume-pedal... !
You're most welcome!
Now, is there any reason- such as fuzz-pedals or somethin'- that you wouldn't want an active, optical volume-pedal?
Besides their usual transparency and scratchiness-free clarity, I ask because I have and LOVE
a Rockman RV-1 Volume (Michalik design/Czech republic, nothing to do with Tom Scholz' co. or products)
, which uses an optical circuit instead of a potentiometer.
These can sometimes be found and bought quite cheaply.
It is about as solidly built as ANY effects-pedal I have ever
seen (I got mine around six years ago for a mere ten-spot, and it's still going strong without a hitch!)
, and is a very smooth, clean, quiet, transparent, unobtrusive volume-pedal. It is fairly compact, as well, particularly for a volume-pedal.
This make and model is long out of production; but the good news is that they can be found dirt cheap- when you find one, their going-rate seems to be around forty or fifty bucks. (They may be turning up less and less often now, but they're out there.) _____________ (Here's one wrapped in plastic)
The bad news (that's really not so bad)
is that it uses an oddball sized jack for external 9v power-supplies, which is also pin-positive. It wouldn't be too hard to replace the jack and reverse its polarity by one means or 'nother, but I simply used a 9v battery snap-cap adapter with a standard PS jack on the other end, fed through the hole where the oddball jack was, which is now taped-off and secured inside the case. _____________