I've built many guitars and wired them with just a piezo pick up. Sounds great and is easy to do, with my limited electrical skills. I tried to take my builds to the next level by wiring a volume pot over the weekend. It works but there is a slight buzz. If I touch the metal on the jack it goes away, so I need a better ground. Anyone else have this problem? How can I fix it?

 

Thanks

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Ground it like you mention. That's about it.

-WY
Ground it where?
Here's how I wired it.
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Looks right to me. Possibly a bad solder joint.
Hmmmmmmm, I've done it on 2 guitars, same problem.
Agreed with Henry. Bad solder. Been there. Done that.

- WY
probably already know this, but a little sandpaper to rough up the surface(pots, jacks) gives better adhesion to what your soldering.

Wes "Moanin' Mule" Yates said:
Agreed with Henry. Bad solder. Been there. Done that.

- WY
I'll try that, thanks. I'll let you know what happened.

You know Wade, I do that but I thought that the metal the case is made of resists solder. That or has some coating from the manufacturer to resist corrosion. I dunno. I sand it up.

 

Also I find that the case will absorb heat too fast and the solder won't adhere/bond well enough. Again, I dunno.

 

-WY

The solder is stuck on there really well, I couldn't pull it off If I wanted to.

Bad pot? I've had that happen by applying too much heat before. Somehow it burns it up inside. How hot is the iron and/or did you have to use excessive time soldering?

 

-WY

That's possible, I'm pretty new to soldering.  I'll try rewiring it up with a new pot this week end.

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