Bypassing volume POT

I'm using a design based on Adafruit's WaveShield.
Can I just solder a wire between volume POT's in/out legs to bypass it (use full volume) or do I still need to add some kind of resistor? I want to eliminate pot completely in the future version.
Here's a diagram just in case.

Can I just solder a wire between volume POT's in/out legs to bypass it (use full volume)

Yes.
But you still need a 10K resistor to act as an impedance load for the filter.

Grumpy_Mike:
Yes.
But you still need a 10K resistor to act as an impedance load for the filter.

Ah, thanks! I think I see. So add 10K resistor after R11 to the ground, right?

So add 10K resistor after R11 to the ground, right?

Yes.