So one of my customers purchases a 250k mini Alpha pot from me and I get an email a week later saying he wants to return it as a flame came out of the Potentiometer. He said he also saw smoke and sparks as well. How in the heck!? How is this possible unless he was trying to use it as a dimmer for his dining room light fixture? He said it was a Lyon Washburn guitar (not that it matters but it does let me know it was likely just a run of the mill passive instrument). I can't figure this one out. Anyone have an idea how this could happen? I've been working on guitars professionally since the mid-late 90's and have never even heard of this. He's lying... right?