high pitch squeal from tone pot

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by franvarin, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. franvarin

    franvarin Supporting Member

    May 30, 2013
    Rhode Island
    I have a Fender Jazz bass with a mexican control harness. Over the past couple of weeks I've noticed something odd. It seems my tone pot will generate a high pitch squeal. If I tap the knob I can make it stop temporarily. I'm assuming I will likely have to change the pot but, figured I'd post it hear in case there is a simpler solution to the problem.
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    Try using a bit of contact cleaner on it - that may clear it up.
  3. I have the same problem with my bow