Linear taper vs. audio taper. I don't necessarily need and in depth explanation about the two types. I am just curious to know which one is best suited for guitar use, or if one has a particular advantage over the other.
Generally you use logarithmic for volume controls and linear for other controls.
Audio taper is, like Carrot said, a logarithm. Linear is linear. With the way our ears hear sound, audio works best for volume controls and whatnot. It makes the pot's rotation 'smooth', in that you'll hear the same amount of attenuation as you roll off the control. Here's a little article that'll explain things better: http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/potsecrets/potscret.htm
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