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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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YJM pot lug grounding ideas/suggestions

i recently purchased a SD YJM pot and i am having trouble grounding it.usually i am able to bend back the #1 lug to the pot and solder it, but with this particular pot, i cannot.Trying to do so, bent and teared the lug slightly, cause they are very short and not flexible.the lugs seem to be made of a harder material then others.i did managed to fix it with some solder though.

i went with soldering everything without trying to solder the lug to the pot and i was not able to control the volume by turning the knob.

after that i decided to use a cut off leg from a capacitor, soldered that to the lug and to the back of the pot.now i was able to get to control the volume but then i started to get a lot of noise.

i am gonna try to insulate the open wire and see if that helps, but overall i would like some help or suggestions, I've never had this much trouble installing a pot.

my wiring setup is very basic, 2 hum 1 vol, 3 way tele selector in a ibanez shielded cavity.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: YJM pot lug grounding ideas/suggestions

I have an EVH one which is essentially the same. I used a insulated wire (normally do this) and its fine.
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