Guitar pots puzzle

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  1. boon

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    Hi there. I won a gretsch 6114 jet and recently changed the electronics on the guitar. After tha change something weird happened. All pots crackle whenever I turn them. These are brand new pots. The weird part is, the crackles stop if I touch the strings with my hand. So sounds like and earthing problem. Anybody can give me a clue on whats happening? Thanks
     
  2. boon

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    Anyone?
     
  3. PFCG

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    is the ground from the electronics tapped to the bridge mounts? if they arent grounded to the strings its gunna make it hum
     
  4. boon

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    The electronics are grounded to the tailpiece
     
  5. David Collins

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    You've verified this ground by checking everything from the jack, to the tuners, to the pots and the tailpiece with a meter?
     

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