I am building the NPN boost with my dad as my first pedal project. I have all the parts for the project except for the potentiometer. The guy at Radioshack didn't grab it when he went through my list. So I have 2 500k pots sitting around. The project calls for 5k pots.

What would happen if I used a 500k pot in its place?

I can get the 5k pot but not right now.
...i dont think a 500k pot will be a good replacement for a 5k pot. it will change the sound a lot with such a big value change. Its taking the resistance of 5,000 which will let voltage and sound through, to 500,000 which will barely let sound through.
That is exactly what I was thinking. I am totally new so I don't understand it all. I just assumed it wasn't going to let anything through.
Quote by call1800ksmyazz
yea ok. just get the 5k pots. which booster? The Electro Harmonix LPB-1?

Beginner Booster project on diystompboxes

Quote by absinthe5765
hahahahaha jmac...

Im on the team that played that kid, Spencerport.

Dont use different pots.
The effect will not go right,and you have much less control range on tone/volume .