#1
So I just got a volume pedal at a pawn shop. I thought it was just an enclosure I could mod into a volume pedal, but it was all set up!

Basically it's just a pot inside an enclosure, simplest pedal ever.
The problem I have is that when I rock all the way back, it's silent, but If I rock just a little bit forward like 5%, the volume goes up 75%, and then the next 95% of rocking is only a 25% increase in volume. I want to use this pedal for lap and pedal steel, so I need it to be smoother, so I can get the nice swells.

I know I need to replace the pot, but what value of pot should I put in? I don't know anything about what the pot values mean. Help me UG!
#2
ICAR taper 100k? great for wahs at least.
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#3
I think the existing pot might be a 250k A (volume) pot? If so, you just need to replace it with a new 250k A pot.
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#4
I think you've got the wrong taper pot in there now- get a 250K or 500K pot, and it must be audio, or logarithmic, taper.
#5
They've beat me too it, also the value of the pot might be stamped on the back of it which may help in your choosing. I have yet seen a pot with out the value stamped on the back, but i'm sure sooner or later i'll come across one.