Hello everyone.... Long story if you want to share my misery. Otherwise I will put a TL/DR at the bottom. I purchased an Albatross style DIY bass kit from Ebay. It came complete with pickups, pots, wiring, etc. To say that this kit has fought me every step of the way would be an understatement! I'm using a lefty Fender style headstock neck to have a reverse headstock so I'm not using the neck that came with the kit. This neck didn't fit the neck pocket so I had to sand, sand, then sand some more to make it fit. Then the tuner bushings wouldn't fit the holes, so I had to sand those as well. Once that was done, the backs of the tuners were too wide so they wouldn't sit flush against the headstock, so I had to use a dremel and shave those down slightly. My drill was stolen last month along with some other items (including 2 of my Fender Jazz basses) so I had to use a hammer & nail to make pilot holes, so ofcourse those tiny little screws behind the tuners stripped on a couple, good thing I had extras. Then trying to put the neck plate on, that took forever since it would not screw in by hand once it got to about halfway, so I had to remove, use a nail again, over and over. Once the neck was finally on, ready to install the bridge, I had to go with a 32" scale, otherwise the bridge wouldn't fit on the body itself. No biggie, I don't own a medium scale bass, so something different for my collection. Then I string it up to be sure the bridge is in the right spot, I put the "A" string where the "E" should go, no worries, I fix it but this is the type of stupid stuff I've been dealing with since Day 1 and just compounding the aggravation of what should be a very easy build. Anyway, to wrap up this long story, I go to install the pots and electronics, I wire it exactly like the Seymour Duncan diagram. I get no sound at all. Nothing. I have soldered before but would not consider myself an expert. The only thing I can think of is on a couple of the wires, you know how you solder it but it doesn't take, the wire still moves around, so you have to hit it again.. there were a couple of times where I had to hit it like 5 or 6 times at least. I don't know why sometimes I would get a connection on the very first try, 2 seconds and done. Other times it would take over a minute or two. Because of that, I'm thinking I fried the pot(s). At this point, I'm ready to throw this thing in the trash! But before I do that, I'm willing to give it one more try. So, with that in mind, how do I test the pots and output jack? I do own a multi-meter. TL/DR - Bought cheap bass kit, wired it exactly like diagram, NO sound. Suspect I fried the pots so how do I test/confirm? Thanks in advance!