PRS SE Scratchy Volume Pot

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  1. Jacobite

    Jacobite New Member

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    My newish (a little over one month old) Bernie Marsden has a "scratchy" volume pot (bridge pick-up) It scratches and then cuts out for a few degrees of travel about one third down from maximum. Is there a quick0and-easy fix for this, as in getting some contact cleaner and spraying inside the pot or is a pot replacement (that I'd probably have to do myself) the only way to go?
     
  2. Ovibos

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    If it was used, I'd say try Deoxit.

    Since it's new, take it back to the shop and make them address it.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    A new pot from PRS is as much as a can of Deoxit.
     
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  4. Jacobite

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    Way too much trouble to take it back to the shop where I bought it (as in 450 miles and another country away) so I'd like to take care of it myself if possible.
    If it looks too daunting to attempt I can take it to a local luthier.
    I've got a new Schroeder stoptail bridge that needs to be installed anyway.
     
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    Sure, but then you're de-soldering and re-soldering it into every guitar when you want to play them. Deoxit I can use on multiple guitars!

    Clearly, @sergiodeblanc is willing to do more work for good pot than I am.
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I’m used to the old days where you had to put in work to score.
     
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    So you're saying that Deoxit is like vaping...
     
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    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Uhh... dunno. I will say that Deoxit is great to get you through a jam or in a pinch but, $14 for a potentiometer is pretty inexpensive. And it’s like, three wires.
     

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