auraslip wrote: better?
The picture is perfect and by reading and reading and reading, one can finally figure out exactly which SMD you removed & which points you connected the resistor to. I thank you for all the work and now understand exactly what you have done. It would be great for the next newbee who stumbles onto this thread, if a summary was edited into the first post.
I am a bit concerned with the use of a pot on the board. You may be introducing unwanted L/C into the circuit? I don't have a clue if this is so, just wonder?