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    Default volume pot issue

    kinda weird one this, i fitted a volume pot to my guitar recently and it worked great for about 2 months but now it just seems to work as a tone control!, it doesnt reduce the volume in anyway it just roll off the highs, anyone else heard of this or had it happen before?

    im gonna swap it out later today anyways i just thought i'd ask.
    it is fitted to my selfmade evh replica, its a 500k volume pot wired to a gibson burstbucker then straight to the output, so no major wiring issues i would have thought

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    I thought this was 'bout the pot that you smoke or sit on. LOL!!!
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    I know very little about wiring at this point. (I'm going to do it for the first time on the Warmoth I'm assembling right now.) But it's my understanding that a pot is a pot and depending on how you wire and solder will make it volume or tone. So you may have a soldering connection that went bad and shifted the function of your pot.

    Anyone with better knowledge of this kind of thing care to chime in and explain better/tell me I'm full of shit?

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    Baluchitherium
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I know very little about wiring at this point. (I'm going to do it for the first time on the Warmoth I'm assembling right now.) But it's my understanding that a pot is a pot and depending on how you wire and solder will make it volume or tone. So you may have a soldering connection that went bad and shifted the function of your pot.

    Anyone with better knowledge of this kind of thing care to chime in and explain better/tell me I'm full of shit?
    you aint full of shit mate, it does depend on how you wire it up.
    i just thought i'd post about it more because ive never had it happen before.
    ive replaced the pot now and used a 250k item now and all is good.
    i think the pot just decided it didnt wanna play cathedral anymore..lol
    although it did have some benifits to having no volume control and just using a pedal to reduce volume/gain while a single control altered the highs for a while i considered keeping it

    but hey thanks at i appreciate the erm help
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    So perhaps you just got a bad pot.

    I hate bad pot. It makes me sick to my stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    So perhaps you just got a bad pot.

    I hate bad pot. It makes me sick to my stomach.
    i have no idea what you could possibly mean by that

    but yeah i think i had some bad pot, i mean A bad pot
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    "The anal beads may have scarred SNIC for life. That guy is tough as fucking nails!! No normal guy could take anal beads to the head and survive! "...OLO on SNIC's near death experience at TLW

    "I'm a 45-year-old man, and I still like to wear a thong or a speedo when I go swimming.
    Not because I have a great body, it's just an easy way to make sure I have the hotel swimming pool all to myself."...Bullwinkle for quite obvious reasons!

    "Dude, the cashier gave me the creepiest sneer when he rang up my unmentionables!"...Sassy Lassy during a Facebook conversation!

 

 

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