Recently, I built a fuzz effect for my guitar, and it all works great except for one thing: no sound is coming through the amp until I press the footswitch; then, the fuzz effect comes through. Normally, the guitar should play as normal through the amp, and by pressing the footswitch it should simply add the effect. The image I found to create the pedal was this visualization:
As you can see, the build involves two potentiometers, one for volume and one for gain. What I DIDN'T notice before building it was that the 100k was a logarithmic pot and the 5k was a linear. Both of the pots I used in the circuit were linear. Could this have something to do with the main issue? Trying to figure this out before I go and buy the log 100k pot. If it's not the issue, any ideas what could be causing this?