Hey guys, I was wondering if there is any way you could just remove the "drive" potentiometer (on a Fender Blues Deluxe), thus making the "drive channel" just a second identical channel (which you could use as a solo boost/natural overdrive channel).

The reason I'm asking is I recently found out that the amp sounds way better just naturally overdriven on the main channel than the drive channel does no matter how you have the drive/master knobs set. I used to think the drive channel sounded at least decent, but I've finally come to terms with myself and admitted that it sounds horribly shrill and weak.

So, is this a relatively cheap modification I can have done (or better yet, do myself), or is it not going to work? If not, is there a higher quality pot I can replace it with that will make the drive channel sound more like the natural overdrive?

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