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Passive basses with blend pot

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Monkey, Apr 26, 2002.


  1. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I'm still trying to find an explanation for a pickup problem I'm having. I'm working on a passive bass with a blend pot. Everything sounds fine when the volume is dimed, but there is a noticeable click and a steep drop in volume when the volume pot is turned just slightly down. I changed pots and it does the same thing. Does this have something to do with the blend pot? Any insights would be appreciated.
     
  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    bump :)
     
  3. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    Oooh, deja vu!
     
  4. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    merci ! :)
     
  5. blend pots are usually 2 volume pots on top of each other wired in different directions. I would guess that the pop and sound loss is due to a dirty spot in that blend pot.

    Contact cleaner and twist it like mad both directions. If it get any better you know thats the problem.