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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Prague77, Nov 27, 2001.


  1. Prague77

    Prague77

    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    hmm...i just got some bartolini m4's installed on my conklin gt-4, now my volume and mid knob make awful static or scratchy noises, kinda like a dj on a turn table. any idea on how to fix this?
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Who did the installation? Were these pup's new?
    It sounds like dirty pots.
     
  3. Prague77

    Prague77

    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    the pickups have never been used, bought them from electric city music. a local tech did the installation at texas heart of music
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think your pots may have dust in them.
     
  5. Fix it? That sounds pretty cool. I wish my pots would make DJ effects.
     
  6. Prague77

    Prague77

    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    any idea on how to clean them out?
     
  7. Ok this will be hard to explain so i reckon u should do the second option, but that may be wrong too arrghhh!!

    1. I have a thing called a Desolder Bulb. Its a bulb where u squeeze it, and when released sucks air in, thus sucking the solder in. I would use this to remove the dust. Instead of sucking air in, i would pump the bulb to blow air out and blow the air into the little gap near the legs of the pot where the metal covers the pot.

    2. If this seems confusing, spray some WD-40 or RP-& into the little gap of the pot. you'll find it. then move the shaft backwards and forwards until the sounds goes.

    :D:D

    Merls

    *dusts off hands* hahaa
     
  8. Player

    Player

    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Or.. go to Radio Shack and get some TV tuner cleaner and spray it in there. Turn the pot to work it in. Do Not get the contact cleaner, it has a degreaser that will shorten the life of your pots.
     
  9. Prague77

    Prague77

    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    Thanks guys. I asked Bill Conklin and he says it could be an ohmage problem with the pickups. Guess its off to buy a bartolini ntmb pre amp. anybody know where to buy one?