#1
Hi guys, I've just dusted off the cobwebs from my Ernie Ball Volume Jnr. and it's crackling at low volumes like crazy, the smoothness has completely gone out of the pedal and it's more like a crunch (in a non-tonal, more crackly crap way) than a volume swell. Any ideas and advice on how I should go about cleaning this would be great.

I got a feeling my wah would need cleaning too, I have a chrome Cry Baby. Any ideas?

Lastly, after taking my Yamaha AES500 to get serviced last April, I've noticed that the guy didn't fix an ongoing issue with my input jack, basically it's as if I have to pull the cable out a little before the true volume comes through, if it's tightly snug, I just get a thin, crappy sound. How do I go about fixing this horrible issue? It's been like it for ages and I can't keep doing this with my leads (cables for you guys in the U.S.!)!

Many thanks for your help!
#2
You could try replacing the the input jack altogether.
About the cleaning, dunno.
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#3
use air duster and pot cleaner on the pots.
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#4
That input problem sounds like you're going to need to replace the jack completely.
Is the jack loose whenever you plug your cable into the guitar?
because if it's loose, that could also be the problem.
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#5
"air duster"? Like a polish cloth? Is there a specific "pot cleaner" available that I can buy?

As for the input, nothing's loose, it just feels like when I plug it in, it's not making the connection quite right, like it can't quite reach. In order to get it right, I need to pull it out a little, but it never stays. It's a right pain in the ass. I'll take it to the shop to change the jack altogether I think. Is that an expensive jobby?
#6
shouldn't be too expensive, its not like its major open heart surgery
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#8
deoxit fader lube is the only thing you should use in the pot. guitar center sells it. use it on anything that has pots or sliders.

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#9
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#10
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deoxit fader lube is the only thing you should use in the pot. guitar center sells it. use it on anything that has pots or sliders.

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So that would work on the wah, my guitar and amp pots too then?

Any ideas where I could get that in the U.K.?

I'll scout around for some, thanks!
#13
thats the best stuff in the world for what it does. make sure you
1)spray into the seam or hole in the back of the pot. (take it apart duh)
2)turn the pot all the way to each side like 4 or 5 times.
3)clean the excess with a rag (optional)
4)repeat as needed
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