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Minor issue with volume knob

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by golfnut, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    My custom shop 52 has a minor issue with the volume knob. When I turn it completely off the volume will cut in and out even though its right off. I haven't worried about it too much because the volume knob any where else seems normal. Just cuts in and out when the knob is completely off.
    Anyone know what it could be?
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Bad pot I imagine.
     
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    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    1. The internal connection to lug #3 has crap on it, maybe from dirt or solder flux that got inside and interferes with the wiper contact.

    2. Lug #3 has a bad solder joint.
     
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  4. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I tried working the knob to see if I can free up dirt that may be on there but it neither gets better or worse.
    Sometimes it doesn't even do it. It seems if I apply a little pressure to the knob one way or the other it will occur. Theres some static sounds that emit as well.
    I guess I should have it looked over at some point. Its not that much of a bother really as it only happens with the volume right off and only sometimes. Hopefully it doesn't get worse.
     
  5. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Afflicted

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    What he said.

    Dirty pot/bad solder connection.
     
  6. Alex_C

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    Yep, either damaged carbon track in pot or a bad solder joint.
     
  7. teleplayr

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    Replace it !

    After all they are inexpensive.
     
  8. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    If this doesn’t fix it, it’s time to replace your pot.
     
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