I like Schecter Guitars. Very Well Built. I like the woods they use and the fit and finish is smooth and comfortable. I especially like the routes for there volume and tone pots. It's not that they are moving them out of the way or anything, it's just a nice touch. But were not here to do a review. The doctor is in, and he's got the prescription for scratchy pot.
Ryan brought this one to me last week with "Scratchy potitis" (I just made that up, hey it's my blog!) The volume and tone knobs make a scratchy sound or grinding sound when he's plugged in.
Scratchy Potitits can be caused by many factors. Too dry an environment, Dust, Sweaty build up making it's way from the knob into the pot itself or even just age. In this case, the client(;P) didn't store it in a case, he would play it and just leave it on a stand for a long period of time. This isn't bad by any means. What it is, is exposure to the elements. I always tell my clients "Store your guitars in there cases", "Don't leave them in your car", "Wipe them down after you play and before you put them away for the night". good rules to live by. I'm rambling again.
Scratchy Potitits can be cured 2 ways, the cheep way is Pot Cleaner or Contact Cleaner. A little squirt in the right openings and walla, your back in show business. Sometimes, Pot Cleaner is not enough, as was the case here. We had to replace all 3 pots.
I recommend to all guitar and bass players, buy a can of Pot Cleaner or Contact Cleaner and once or twice a year, give em a good squirt. It will keep your pots clean and clear of junk, and keep you from visiting the doctor for pot replacement surgery......
Not that I mind :) I can allways use the extra cash.