MIM Jazz Deluxe Question

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  1. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    Ran into a guy today who owns a MIM Fender Jazz Deluxe. The 4th pot where the input jack would normally be-what is that, a pan? And if it went bad what pot replaces it? He says it just spins round and round and doesn't do anything. He'd appreciate some info, and now I'm curious, thanks.
  2. nortonrider

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    The fourth pot (the smallest one) is the Mids.
    I think it's a 100K with detents, It shouldn't spin all the way around.
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  4. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Does he have to get the pot from Fender?
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  6. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    From your description it sounds like maybe the knob is just spinning on the shaft of the pot. Prolly worth checking if the setscrew is loose.

    Might also pull the knob and see if the pot itself is frozen. Had that happen on a Washburn, once; the shaft of the pot just didn't want to turn. Freed it up with some pot cleaner.
  7. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    There was no knob on it. It spun around on me too.
  8. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    Spun around freely, more than one turn? OK, it needs to be replaced.
  9. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    Yes, now where to get a replacement pot? I did a quick field setup on it, it needed some TLC!
  10. nortonrider

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    It doesn't have to be branded "Fender".
    I would just cut it out and take it with you to a music store to buy a replacement (So that you can match it).
    They are pretty cheap and easy to replace, just need a soldering iron.
  11. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    I figured you could get a pot from any electronics store, just didn't know if it was some specialized Fender part. Thanks for the help and I'll pass this info on!
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  13. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    You are the man, thanks. I'm sending the guy a link to this thread.

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