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Fender Am. Std Jazz Volume Knob 2 stiff at extremes?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Overkill Red, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Overkill Red

    Overkill Red

    Nov 11, 2013
    Hey guys, so I was finishing up practice today and noticed that the bridge volume control on my 2012 Jazz was a little stiff at the ends.

    What I mean by this is: I'd turn my bridge volume up to the ends. Once I hit the 'bump' for 100% (I think), I find that I can still turn the knob a few more degrees, albeit with some resistance. The same thing happens when I turn the knob down to 0%, I hit some resistance, and when I overcome it I can turn a few more degrees.

    Is this normal? The neck pickup knob doesn't do this, and I haven't checked whether the 'stiff' areas actually affect the volume (Will do so tomorrow morning).

    I don't think it's some of the plastic wrap that came with the bass, but I was thinking of opening it up and checking. How would I go about removing the knob?

    Thanks guys!
  2. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    The knob is turning on the pot shaft and/or the pot in turning in the control plate. One or both of them need to be tightened.

    Loosen the set screw on the knob to remove it.
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  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009

    loosen the knob and lift it just enough to where it isn't dragging on the nut underneath.

    re-tighten both the knob and the pot under it, and you should find it slamming to a clean hard stop at both ends of its travel.
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    +1.... + please stay away from your truss rod sir. Until you at least gain a modicum of mechanical senses. :)
  6. Overkill Red

    Overkill Red

    Nov 11, 2013
    Ah, I see. I'll try fixing it later and post my results.

    Yep, not touching that anytime soon!
  7. snarebear


    Apr 19, 2012
    And do not overtighten as it may crack the finish.
  8. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Be careful if you try to tighten the nut, that you don't scratch the finish with the tool. A pliers is more likely to cause damage than a nut driver, or deep socket.

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