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What Is A Non-Linear Pot?


Is a Non-Linear Pot another name for Audio Taper Pot, or are they different?

I notice Gibson uses NLP on some guitars but when I search the internet to see how much they cost I never get NLP in search results, only Linear Pots.



That is correct. Audio taper, non-linear, logarithmic all mean the same thing.

Our ears respond to sound in a logarithmic way and a log pot suits the way we hear things so the taper sounds natural.


one of the best sources about potentiometers is the Potentiometer Hanbook from Bourns, available online at https://www.bourns.com/pdfs... . There is a good explanation of tapers in chapter 7.

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