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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Noisy pots

Hi,

Is there an easy way to fix noisy volume (and poss tone) control on an early 90's JS?

I see a previous question about this for newer models that says they can only be replaced, but wondered if it was any different on the older machines?

Thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 09:50 PM
 
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Re: Noisy pots

if its just scratchy try some contact cleaner on the pot.. But be careful not to spray it all over the place it comes out extremely cold.
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Re: Noisy pots

Ok, cool. Being a complete novice when it comes to guitar repairs where should I be spraying in particular (presume directly onto the pot in the cavity, but any specific aiming point)?

Also, any particular brand/type?

Told you I was a novice.... : )
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Re: Noisy pots

well to be honest if a pot is noisy I replace it.. There only a few bucks each..

But you asked I responded LOL
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 02:04 PM
 
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Re: Noisy pots

yeah just use some pot cleaner from a guitar shop or radio shack... or just replace it all together.
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Re: Noisy pots

Damonhill... just pop into maplin's and get a can of contact/switch cleaner (i forget exactly what its called) it comes with a little directional tube.
"mask" the surrounding area with kitchen towel or something and then spray a load of this stuff in... turn the pot about 5 squillion times and repeat until there is no more noisy pot !!!

easy !

costs about 3 quid.
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Re: Noisy pots

Cheers guys - replacing would be daunting as its on a rare JS.

So, if I'm spraying this (liquid) cleaner in, would a can of compressed air not sort it also?

(....ok, you can stop rolling around laughing now)
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Re: Noisy pots

Is this the phantom JS3 I've sent you PM's and email trying to get the neck plate number for my records?
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2006, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rich - it's not a phantom, it's a JS : )

I have no PM's from you. I did reply to your email of 22nd Feb this year, and never heard anything after that...
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Crap, communication breakdown. Check your PM's
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Cheers guys - replacing would be daunting as its on a rare JS.

So, if I'm spraying this (liquid) cleaner in, would a can of compressed air not sort it also?

(....ok, you can stop rolling around laughing now)

no, it wont, buy the contact cleaner...
its a solvent that will dry quicker than you can think "sh1t, i got it on my paintwork" and leave no residue at all..

air just wont do....
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Dude - theres a can in the post

Cheers, I'll go get some of that and get on with it.

Rich, PM's ahoy.
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Back at ya.

Do not overspray. A split second is plenty enough. In the end if it needs replacing then so be it. There's nothing special about rarer guitars that keeps their parts good forever.
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Re: Noisy pots

WD-40 and a small brush, just take the pot apart and clean the "track" that the pot varies on. Easy once youve done one.
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