Volume control question

The LM1036 has quite high distortion 0.06%, this is high in comparison to a potentiometer. You would be better to use a dual-gang pot., logarithmic, probably 10k, depending on what you intend to drive it from, although you won't go far wrong with 10k.

There are 3 connections per pot, you wire the one nearest to fully clockwise to the incoming signal, the one nearest to anticlockwise to incoming ground and ground on the amplifier, and the middle pin to left or right signal in on the amplifier.

Edit: 20k or 50k as Pano suggests will also probably be acceptable.
 
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The LM1036 has quite high distortion 0.06%, this is high in comparison to a potentiometer. You would be better to use a dual-gang pot., logarithmic, probably 10k, depending on what you intend to drive it from, although you won't go far wrong with 10k.

There are 3 connections per pot, you wire the one nearest to fully clockwise to the incoming signal, the one nearest to anticlockwise to incoming ground and ground on the amplifier, and the middle pin to left or right signal in on the amplifier.

Edit: 20k or 50k as Pano suggests will also probably be acceptable.

Okay that's great! thanks for your reply :)
 
Yeah, if you look at the pot with the spindle pointing towards you and the connector pins at the bottom, then the ground connections go on the left-hand pins, the signals on the right hand pins and the connections to the amp are the middle pins. But like you say, once you get the amp and wire it up, it'll become obvious if it's getting quieter when it should get louder, and it's easy to fix.