Cleaning your pots?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by eno50, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. eno50


    Jan 31, 2009
    North of Memphis
    Hello fellow bass players,
    Is it a big deal to clean scratchy pots on your bass or amps,
    I have some older amps and basses in my collection that could use some cleaning,is buying a can of contact cleaner all you need? Can the average Joe do the cleaning himself?
    Like just spraying into the pot and turning the volume knob several times. or is there more to it?
  2. Yes, that's about the size of it. I'd make sure your amp is disconnected from the mains when when you do this - in case you touch something live that you shouldn't!!.
  3. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Strongly recommend using something gentle like Cramolin (from Craig Laobortories) as it is gentle and won't damage fragile carbon wipers from old pots
  4. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    We always used to clean it inside the gatefold of an LP album jacket.

    Oh wait, you said pots. Nevermind...
  5. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
  6. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
  7. rythman6969


    May 29, 2007