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Faulty Pots?


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Mike Taylor

PostPosted: 03/27/2006 at 3:37 PM    Post subject: Faulty Pots? link

I've got a problem with my TB1000S that I've not run into with any other guitar I've owned. (Although the bean is the oldest).

When I turn the volume knobs all the way down, and play the guitar, there is still some sound that gets to the amplifier. This is especially true of the neck pickup. I thought it was odd that the pots would go bad in this way as opposed to the "Scratchy" stuff that usually happens.

Could this be a leaky capacitor somewhere along the line?

Thanks for any info!
Mike Taylor

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Danny Loi

PostPosted: 08/12/2006 at 11:05 AM    Post subject: RE:Faulty Pots? link

Hi Mike,
I was talking to Marc McElwee at the factory in '77. He was explaining certain differences between some guitar manufactures. He pointed out that Beans used Panasonic pots and a more sturdy pickup toggle switch than Gibson guitars. He was not putting down Gibson or trying to puff himself up (since he co-designed the Artist and designed the bass himself). I had figured that the higher quality of pots, switches and wiring made the bean electronically cleaner. I did not know that there was a problem with the pots. I am guessing that they were good at time of manufacture, but perhaps were prone to corrosion after years.
Sorry to hear that...Danny

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