General tech questions

rattling vol. & tone pots

1

The shafts on my volume and tone pots seem loose and they create a buzzing sound from the vibrations. The weight of the knobs seems to make it worse. It's mostly on one guitar. Any suggestions for a fix? Maybe new pots are the answer?

2

If you must go in to do something about, best to have new parts at the ready...

Pots do wear out, has this guitar seen a lot of playing time and knob movement?

I have this little gadget for putting contact cleaner in...

http://www.stewmac.com/Luth...

3

If you must go in to do something about, best to have new parts at the ready...

Pots do wear out, has this guitar seen a lot of playing time and knob movement?

I have this little gadget for putting contact cleaner in...

http://www.stewmac.com/Luth...

– Twangmeisternyc

They work fine, and are not scratchy or dirty. The shafts seem looser than the pots on my other guitars and they rattle or buzz softly when I play. It's in the background, but still very annoying. It's an 2005, 6118T.

4

I did fix something like this once using a drop of oil on each pot. That will damp the vibrations.

5

I did fix something like this once using a drop of oil on each pot. That will damp the vibrations.

– GG

I'll give it a shot; so to speak.


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