Scratchy Pots/Crackles on Deluxe Reverb Reissue...

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  1. smogfalls

    smogfalls Member

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    Hi,
    I've started to notice annoying crackly noises when turning a few of the knobs on my DRRI, so I thought I'd open her up and try and get some contact cleaner in the pots. But when I pulled the tray out I see a big PCB with no access to the back of the pots. How do I go about sorting these scratchy pots out?
    Thanks ever so much,
    Xan :)
     
  2. Dave C

    Dave C Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd try working the offending pots back and forth to try and clear any dust/dirt ... sometimes it's enough. If it's not...all the knobs, pot nuts and input jack nuts must be removed, the 3 ribbon cables must be unplugged and the narrow board with the pots and jacks attached removed from the amp. The pots are under the board . Not a difficult job , but a PITA none the less just to spray some contact cleaner.
     
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  4. smogfalls

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    cool, thanks for the advice. I'll get hold of some of that Tuner cleaner asap. I'm gonna do as Dave C advises and remove the lot to get at them properly.
    Thanks again,
    Xan :)
     
  5. Bonenut

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    CAIG Fader Lube is a great choice for cleaning pots.
     

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