His point is that bent leads on a trimpot may cause the pot to be wobbly, which in turn can cause the leads to break. First, the trimmer I used is not wobbly even with bent leads. Second, if you can use hot glue to secure other components on the board (electrolytic caps, multi-wire cables), you can use it here if you want. Again, there is no need to with the pot I used (but see my final note in the last paragraph). This is not the same pot that is included in Bill M kit (same specs, narrower housing), so I have included a close-up shot of it so you can find it. I got mine on eBay—a Bourns 3296 variable resistor, 50K ohm, 25-turn (Fig. 1).
|Fig. 1. Here is the trimpot I installed in my Blues Junior. It is a little narrower than the one provided in Bill M's kits.|
|Fig. 2. Ready to install: trimpot with extra wire spliced onto the middle lead and outer leads bent slightly inward|
|Fig. 3. Installed trimpot.|
|Fig. 4. This is what a diagram looks like when it is created in Word and Paint. But you get the idea.|