#1
I bought a nice 600$ Samick electric for my girlfriend because she wanted to learn electric( finally after 2 years of me teaching her acoustic ). But i bought it like a month ago in another state and have a problem with only her volume nob. It sounds like someone is rubbing two pieces of cloth together when she raises and lowers the volume. I have never had this happen to me in five years of playing on any of my guitars. Is this a wiring problem and can be easily fixed? Or something to do with the nobs. I really do not know what other information to offer except this noise only happens with volume nob and tone nob does not do this. Thanks for reading!
#2
If it only happens when you turn it, I'd say it's almost definitely the pot. Pot is short for "potentiometer" and is shorthand for the machinery underneath the knob. Replacing a pot is pretty simple work, and pots run pretty cheap.
Last edited by Flying Couch at Oct 19, 2009,
#3
Yeah, it's most likely the pot.

If you don't want to go to a shop right away, you can take the pickguard off and carefully spray contact cleaner into one of the little holes on the base of the pot.

But I'd just research a little about the contact cleaner thing, coz it might have to be a certain type.
#4
Very nice man! Thanks a lot for the speedy reply now I can open this bad boy up and maybe have a better idea of what could be up! I am a learn as i go kinda guy lol, so I don't exactly know everything on the inside of a guitar until something like this comes up. Rock on and I am sure my girlfriend appreciates this a ton.
#5
Thanks telecaster, I actually did something like that for a tone nob on an older fender. I figure this problem sounded different and there is no pick guard on this guitar. It is a very custom looking body too it and can only be opened from the back so attempting to clean it seemed to be a tough challenge from the other side. Thanks for the reply man! I will see what i can do!