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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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"Stiff" pot..

The volume control on my 540S has always been a bit stiff feeling, it kills any possibility of using it for volume swells, etc. Does anyone know a way to loosen it up?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 06:50 PM
 
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It may be pressed too hard against the body, creating friction. Try raising it a little off the body.
(I believe the S knobs will need you to undo a screw first? Then lif it a little and tighten again.)
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If it's not body interference it's just still too "new". New pots are very stiff, the only way they loosen up is to use them
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'd already thought of friction against the body - the clearance is still OK. I've only had the guitar maybe 5 months - perhaps the previous owner didn't use the volume control. Guess I'll just have to keep moving it
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