I was blown away by how loud my Williams Police Force is with the pot turned down all the way. I'm going to try this resistor bypass tonight, but I have a feeling that I may still be looking for a lower range of volume than will be afforded. Is there a way to safely reduce the audio level by adding a resister ahead of the pot so that the total resistance is increased by the value of the new part? If so, I'm thinking I could maybe add a 5k ohm or something to put an overall power reduction in the output and allow me to actually use the range of adjustment. Thoughts appreciated.