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Gibson Les Paul Volume Control problem

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Hey guys, my Les Paul Gothic has had a problem with the volume controls for a couple of years now. Now and again when turned to full, the volume will sometimes drastically reduce and sound like the tone control has also been turned right down. Hitting the strings violently can make it burst back into life, as does moving the volume control up and down slightly. Is this a problem with the circuits for the volume controls itself or could it be the pick-ups?

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Could be dry solder dude :)

In my experience a dry solder does the opposite, i.e. thin,low volume then suddenly spring back to life, normally by applying more current (i.e. turning it up)

Sounds more like a pot problem, especially since moving the pot fixes it when the pot is already at max.

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same as everyone else - dry solder!! one thing to do regulary is give your solder joints a good seeing to and redo them, also get some electrical switch cleaner (can be found at maplins) and give that pot a good spray

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Cheers for the advice guys. I've got a soldering iron so could sort any loose connections. If all else fails it probably is a problem with the pots

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same as everyone else - dry solder!! one thing to do regulary is give your solder joints a good seeing to and redo them, also get some electrical switch cleaner (can be found at maplins) and give that pot a good spray

that PCB Cleaner stuff? its brilliant!

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