So I got the wiring to my new CBG 95% figured out.  The kill switch is working, the knob is turning it up and down, but in the middle of turning the volume knob, I get a buzz for a second and then it goes away as I get to each end of the turn. Turn up, mid, buzz, all the way up no buzz, turn back down, buzz in the middle then down to no sound.  Am I not getting something in the mid range not grounded right? Also, this is just a cheap 100k volume knob from radio shack. I am considering ordering a 500k from amazon this week.  Let me know what you guys think.

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Pots are easy to damage with heat when soldering, also it's not unusual to have a faulty pot before you even do anything, 100k is a bit small for a mag volume pot also, i'd just check all the solder joints, maybe it's grounding via you when you touch it, but as you only get the noise mid way, i don't think that's your problem, if i re call , i think you said in one of your earlier posts you had a stereo pot, is that this one? If it is that could be the issue, if i've imagined a stereo pot correctly, it will balance2 signals, and mid way would be both signals equal, but as you've said it goes up to full, and down to none that doesn't seem to be the case either

A good way to avoid heat damaging your pots is to tin the lugs on the pot first. Then I heat the wire a little. Then I heat the lug and slide the wire in. And also I agree with Darryl. You sometimes just get a bad pot.

All nasty buzzes I ever come across are an association to ground. A bad ground, no ground, bad component or a bad pot.. It is always good to make sure it's wired correctly, but it could be a stray filament wire or solder job anomaly. The first thing I would do is replace the offending pot.,they are fragile, delicate, and bad right out of the box sometimes.,when I buy a big bag in bulk they are like 10 cents apiece .,So this is in a volume knob circuit,, not a blend knob.,?  Check your wiring diagram first. Look for wiring weirdness next ( sometimes called workmanship) , and lastly replace the pot.. and let us know what happens. :^)

500K if you have a humbucker.


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