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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Volume Knob Noise - how do I get rid of it?

Greetings,

So I'm playing my RG today and I roll down the volume to get a more subtle crunch going on.. and all I hear is *ppppfffffhhhhh* - static as I move my volume knob around!

What's causing this? Do my pots need cleaning? What do I need to do to eliminate this...
I have a good idea about how to go about fixing this but I want some other opinions first...

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 07:04 PM
 
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Clean the pots man.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 08:12 PM
 
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get a can of Deoxit D5. it is the best stuff out there...

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 03:41 PM
 
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Open the cover plate or remove the pickguard and squirt some contact cleaner in the slot of the potentiometer and turn the knob back and forth, do your 5 way switch as well.
Make sure you find a cleaner that does NOT melt plastic.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 11:45 AM
 
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You can use a isopropilic alcohool. Don't have water.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 02:47 PM
 
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Isopropyl alcohol usually IS mixed with 30% water unless you can get a 100% solution.
Use spray contact cleaner, it is MUCH easier to get it where you need it versus a non compressed liquid.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 06:47 AM
 
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Sure Bammm, but i have seen here some at 1 Mol.
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