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PostPosted: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 1:15pm 
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The guitar is less than a year old
Can I blow this out with some kind of air compressor or cleaner?
I hear wd40 and similar is a bad idea
Or is this likely a sign to replace?

If so, just go ahead and replace both? and what is the best ones to get that match this guitar? I love to use volume swells and need a clean & natural result.

While I'm at it, maybe have them add in a kill switch like the US model? Should I get that kind of arcade button or would a toggle switch be better and have more endurance?

Any insight or links to parts appreciated. This could be the missing link between me and a true rock star breakout :yes:

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PostPosted: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 4:18pm 
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The pot is scratchy as in you hear it through the amp? Have you tried a different amp? I ask because this can indicate there's DC on your pot, which usually comes from grid leakage on the first preamp tube. Before you go trying to spray the pot with stuff, do this:

Guitar, amp, cab. No FX loop. No pedals. Is the guitar still scratchy?

Then try the guitar through a different amp. Is it still scratchy?

If the guitar is scratchy through the first amp, but not the second, it's the amp.

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PostPosted: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 4:27pm 
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If it turns out to be the guitar.

Deoxit D5

Been through a lot of stuff, and this works best on pots.


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PostPosted: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 5:49pm 
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Thanks for the replies!
I'm going guitar>Kemper and the scratch only happens on the 1 guitar...so it is the guitar
Deoxit D5: I'll try this!

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PostPosted: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 12:54am 
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+1 for Deoxit. Invaluable to have around.

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