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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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ibanez RG1527 volume knob problem

Hello,

i have an ibanez RG1527 for around two years now.
lately the volume knob started being hard when i turned it
and suddenly one day it stuck.
i opend the back of the guitar and i noticed that when i applied much power
to the knob, it turned alongside with the electrics in the back of it.

What is the problem and what should i do for it?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: ibanez RG1527 volume knob problem

replace the volume pot
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replace the volume pot
Yep that's the best thing to do.

Last year my 1527 volume pot was good then got stuck out of nothing and Its pups switch is starting to fail but I almost never change pups!
It really made me think about those electronic parts quality.
Shouldn't a Prestige model has better quality?

I have 4 esp LTD(chinese or indonesian?) for about 4 years ,I bought them because I play in some different cover bands and I needed cheaper guitars with different tunings,guess what?
In 4 years never had a problem with them and I play at least 2-3 gigs every week.
My 1527 NEVER left the house still its pot got stuck and pups switch is failing!

Like Elcid said just replace it.
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Yep that's the best thing to do.

Shouldn't a Prestige model has better quality?

My 1527 NEVER left the house still its pot got stuck and pups switch is failing!

Like Elcid said just replace it.
Yes i know, this sucks
i have a cheap gio ibanez for around 6-7 years and it never had a problem...
and this one that is a prestige started already having some :S

any idea how much a new pot costs?
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Yes i know, this sucks
i have a cheap gio ibanez for around 6-7 years and it never had a problem...
and this one that is a prestige started already having some :S

any idea how much a new pot costs?
Different countries means different prices.
But I guess a pot is cheap in any country.
I payed about 2 dollars.
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Re: ibanez RG1527 volume knob problem

I'll get it to the shop this time, beacuse i was already planning on a general setup.
but if this happens again, i think i'll have to learn to change it on my own...
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I'll get it to the shop this time, beacuse i was already planning on a general setup.
but if this happens again, i think i'll have to learn to change it on my own...
Learn?!
You just have to put a new one there and sold its wires,it's not rockets science.
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Re: ibanez RG1527 volume knob problem

Of course learn! Not everyone knows, or is confident enough to use a soldering iron.

Its not too difficult to learn though, just need to take your time and be careful.

I believe Ibanez had a run of dodgy pots in the factory at one point. A few of these sticky pot issues have come up since 2007.
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Re: ibanez RG1527 volume knob problem

first i have to buy the soldering iron :P
thats the major problem, if i had one, wouldnt be too difficult to use it...
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