Hey guys,

I just recently dug up an old vester, and everything seems fine except the output, which is intermittent at best.

When i plug it in, i get this crackling sound all the time, and only when i set the volume at 7 does the crackling go away, and some sound comes through.

I pulled it apart and it has a B500K pot in it.

Do you think i should just replace it? or could it be something else entirely.

Pickups and output jack are fine as far as i can see.

Fender Highway 1 Strat
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Axe-Fx Ultra

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