Zan595
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Join date: May 2008
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#1
Hey everyone,

My 7 String's volume knob is acting up. Depending on where I turn it, the signal either comes in completely, or doesn't come in at all through my amp. The knob previously fit tightly in place, and now "wiggles" around in it's slot. What does this sound like to you? My guitar tech abilities don't go much farther than installing pickups and adjusting action, but from what I saw when I opened the back, everything appears to be soldered correctly.
Eppicurt
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Join date: Aug 2008
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#2
Dirty pot. Just spray it with a good amount of contact cleaner and twist the pot around to dislodge any dust or dirt.
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Dimarzio45
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Join date: Jan 2013
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#3
If contact cleaner doesn't do it, buy a new one. Most pots are pretty tough to clean out to begin with. No other ways around it.
Cathbard
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#4
There's normally a gap in the pot housing near the tags. You spray it in there. Personally, I usually just replace the pot.
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Dimarzio45
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#5
Quote by Cathbard
There's normally a gap in the pot housing near the tags. You spray it in there. Personally, I usually just replace the pot.


I do the same. It's like you can never get rid of that dust and it seems to come back quicker and quicker. Same thing with tone switches...stupid dust.
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#6
Often you can get by with just turning the knob back and forth several times, full sweeps. But first, pull the knob and tighten the nut on the post. If that fails use contact cleaner or replace as previously mentioned.
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