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SCRATCHY POTS

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by keneds, Mar 19, 2006.


  1. keneds

    keneds

    Feb 18, 2006
    London Grove, PA.
    How do i eliminate static / scratchy sound in my pots?:confused:
     
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Buy some lubricating cleaner at Radio Shack or an electronics supply store. Make sure it has a lubricant...if you just buy "contact cleaner" it will not work for long and the pots could freeze up.

    I personally use (TV) Tuner Cleaner (in the dark ages of electronics, televisions had mechanical tuners).

    You spray it in the opening of the pot's rear cover just above the terminals. Then rotate the shaft back and forth a bunch of times, then do it again.
     
  3. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Yes, what he said. You can get a can from Radio Schlock for a couple of bucks. Fix your friend's guitars and be a hero!