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Squier P crackles

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by finetops, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. finetops


    May 28, 2013

    My Affinty P tends to crackle above a certain volume level, no mattter if through a 15W Fender Rumble Amp or a 300W active and mixer. Do more expensive basses have the same probelm? Is it the PUs? Or the wiring? Any upgrading advice?

    Thank you!
  2. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Wiring issue. Its probably a dirty pot.
  3. finetops


    May 28, 2013
    Yes, the pots do crackle when turned, actually both volume and tone. So what's to do? Change the wiring?
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    They make a pot cleaning spray that can be used if you take off the pickguard. If that doesnt solve it, it may need to be rewired. But I would think that would fix it.
  5. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    get some deoxit spray if that doesn't work replace the pots.

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