My beloved Jack Casady, which I've had and loved for 6 or 7 years now, has finally developed a problem that evidently is quite common: The volume pot no longer controls volume. I've done a pretty extensive search here at TB and across the Interwebs to try to find out what replacement pot I need, and so far have learned the following: 1. It is difficult, and takes forever, to get replacement pots from Epiphone/Gibson. 2. The few people who have succeeded in doing so have usually found that the replacement pots have the same problem anyway, so that's not a reliable solution. 3. It is also difficult to find the correct 2.5 audio-taper pot elsewhere -- it apparently is something of a rare bird -- though some people have posted links to online electronics distributors that appear to carry them. However, it isn't clear in these cases if these potential replacements are compatible in other ways -- for example, whether they have the right kind or length of shaft and can accommodate the original knob -- nor whether they in fact do work properly. What's particularly maddening is that every relevant thread I have found comes to an abrupt end before revealing a clear, reliable solution. I cannot find a post anywhere in which someone confirms that they replaced the pot with Part XX from Vendor YY and that it works fine. (The closest I found was someone who found a replacement pot that worked properly, but that wouldn't accommodate the original knob; he had to replace the knobs, too.) So... Is there anyone out there who has successfully solved this problem -- or found a luthier who could -- who can give me a definitive answer on this? I plan to have a luthier do the actual replacement, but I'd like to be able to provide this information to him so he doesn't have to waste time trying solutions that have already been tried and failed. Thanks!