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Rattling knob?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    The volume knob on my Fender Am. Std. P has a tendency to rattle depending on its position and what not I'm playing. It's as tight as it will go yet it still rattles. The pot itself isn't loose.

    Is there a fix for this? It's a solid shaft/set screw knob.
  2. darkstorm

    darkstorm

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    Try either slightly raising or lowering the knob on the shaft. Is it loose rattle or rattling against body top? Also look at the pot shaft. Some solid ones have a flat side for the screw to better hold.
  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    I tried that, didn't work. I think it's loose rattling but the knob is as tight as I can get it.
  4. Marginal Tom

    Marginal Tom

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    Try taking off both knobs, then putting the former tone knob on the volume shaft, leaving the volume knob off. If the rattling stops, buy a replacement knob for your volume. If it doesn't, it's probably the shaft.

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