Hi, guys... I'm new hear so don't be too hard on me! (long-time reader, new poster) Anyway, I have an Am Dlx HSS FMT Strat (2004)... and I've been having some trouble with the pots. First off, for those who may be unfamiliar with the axe, it's got only 2 knobs: master volume and tone. So, my problem is that when the volume is backed down to anything lower than 10, the guitar just starts hissing. This is obviously more evident with more drive. Now, this hiss isn't really noticeable with the tone at max, but the more you roll back the tone knob, the more apparent it becomes. I can tell you right now that it is not the amp (tried multiple guitars with it), it's not the cable (tried various cables), it is not the wiring in my house (does it everywhere), and it's NOT dirty pots (it's not a crackling when I turn the pot, but a constant hiss). It happens on all switch positions, so it's not the pickups either. Again, with the volume at 10, there is NO hiss. I've been trying for the longest time to figure out what is causing this. Could it be bad caps? Just thought I should mention that the S-1 switch has a cap attached to it, but I don't really think this is causing the problem as the cap is only engaged in one position of the switch... but just wanted to throw it out there regardless. Could it possibly be poor shielding? If the pots really ARE the problem... is there anyway to fix them and not have to go out and get new ones? I've tried posting this on various other forums and really haven't gotten much help. So I'm turning to you guys here at The Gear Page, because you guys seem to know what you're talking about. Thanks for any help you can give me!