#1
So I've got a Jackson warrior and the volume knob is really loose. I can jiggle it, and can turn past zero&full volume (at that point a scratchy noise happens). Also the tone knob can't go to zero - it can only go halfway down from full.

How do I fix this?

*I'd rather not take it to a shop*
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#2
Well as for the loose knob, there should be a screw on the side of it that you can tighten.

If that doesn't help, the actual nut that keeps the pot in place might be loose. If so...remove the knob and tighten that nut.

As for the tone knob, maybe the knob's scale is misaligned, so what you think is halfway down is actually zero?

As for the scratchy noise though, you'll have to change the pot for that most likely.
If you can solder, you can just buy a new one and fit it, otherwise you should just hand it in to a shop.
Things with strings:
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#3
Quote by Shor
Well as for the loose knob, there should be a screw on the side of it that you can tighten.

If that doesn't help, the actual nut that keeps the pot in place might be loose. If so...remove the knob and tighten that nut.

As for the tone knob, maybe the knob's scale is misaligned, so what you think is halfway down is actually zero?

As for the scratchy noise though, you'll have to change the pot for that most likely.
If you can solder, you can just buy a new one and fit it, otherwise you should just hand it in to a shop.


I should have mentioned, there's no screw on the side. There isn't one of those hidden screws on the top either
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#4
You can tighten the nut and add a locking washer for the overturning if the pot itself is spinning after the end of the travel of the wiper, but unless your comfortable taking apart the pot itself or wiring in new pots you are shop bound.
It wont really hurt to try though, pots are like 5$. Also a shot of compressed air or electronic lube never hurt in case theres dirt/skin etc gumming shit up.
#5
Just pop the knob right off. Lay something around it like a noose (you can use the handle of a plastic bag for this for instance), and just pull straight up.
After that, turn the pot so the max is where you want it, and tighten the nut. That should keep it from feeling jiggly hopefully.
Things with strings:
Ibanez J.Custom, Prestiges, RG8, SR5 bass etc
LP's, Strat, Tele
Noiseboxes:
ENGL Retro Tube 50
5150 III 50W
Orange Terror Bass
#6
I've had this on my ibanez RG. What I did is pull off the actual knob and take a flathead screwdriver, stick this in the split in the metal bit under the know, then spread this out slightly by gently bending it outwards. Put the knob back on and you are good to go!
#7
pull off the plastic knob like said.

take off the back cavity plate off the guitar.

place the pot the way you want it.

hold it in place from inside the guitar cavity.

while holding, tighten the nut on the pot stem.

you want to hold the pot while you tighten, or
you might rip off a wire.
Jenneh

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