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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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A big round of applause for Algiman for helping me out with my previous problem (covered in my last thread).

There now seems to a noise that occurs when I adjust my volume (on my guitar). It sounds like a loose connection or something of the ilk (its not very loud , its a subtle sizzle).

How would I go about fixing that?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

Pfft.....

I hate doing this but... *Bump*
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 02:27 PM
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

Spray WD40 in it?
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

In the volume knob?!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 03:43 PM
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

Yup.....works for most potentiometers if I'm correct.....
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 07:22 PM
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

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Spray WD40 in it?
No no no no no! A can of contact cleaner will do the job. Couple of quid and you're sorted.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 06:17 AM
 
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No no no no no! A can of contact cleaner will do the job. Couple of quid and you're sorted.
Yeah , but WD40 is a fine contact cleaner.....
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 07:38 AM
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

It is also a lubricant, and is too thick for fine electronics like this. It will work, but electronic contact cleaner would be better.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 07:44 AM
 
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It is also a lubricant, and is too thick for fine electronics like this. It will work, but electronic contact cleaner would be better.
Alright thanks for sharing. Will still work fine for my input jack though
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2005, 10:35 PM
 
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Will still work fine for my input jack though
...and i hear it keeps the strings and hardware like new!

you can fix anything in the world with duct tape and wd40:
If it moves but it shouldn't - use duct tape.
If it doesn't move but it should - use WD40
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 12:31 PM
 
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I had a similar problem with my js1000btb - including the tone pot. I had both volume and tone pots changed under warranty, but this didn't solve the problem. Turns out that it's a static issue - when touching the strings, there's no crackle when pots tweaked. If not touching the strings, there's a crackle. No way round it I was told, but it's not a big problem (at least for me).
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 01:55 PM
 
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...and i hear it keeps the strings and hardware like new!

you can fix anything in the world with duct tape and wd40:
If it moves but it shouldn't - use duct tape.
If it doesn't move but it should - use WD40
Paul Gilbert uses it.....
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 02:33 PM
 
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Re: Dirty Volume Pot

The problem with WD-40 is that dirt sticks to it. This is why you have to wipe the excess off, when you spray it on anything. If you don't, the problem will only come back worse than before.

But, if Paul Gilbert uses it, then I guess he would know more than I would.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 04:06 PM
 
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Paul Gilbert also plays drums. Use radio shack tuner cleaner.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 07:33 AM
 
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Paul Gilbert also plays drums. Use radio shack tuner cleaner.
What's wrong with drums? Drums are awesome!
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