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    Volume knob feels "stiff"

    I have a (new for me) 2015 Classic, love it. I have recently been experimenting with the technique of using the 5th finger to work the volume knob in order to soften the picking attack so that it fades in like a steel guitar. I have noticed that the Volume knob feels a bit difficult to turn, but it is something I only noticed with this technique. The knob on my 2020 Cobra is not loose, but it is easier to turn. Is this a thing and I should just get used to it, or does the knob need some kind of maintenance? In comparison, the Tone knob feels smoother/looser. Thanks!
    Last edited by marzzz; 02-14-2021 at 12:54 PM.

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    they vary some with how much grease they put in them. also the more it's used the easier it gets to turn.

    you can spray with dioxit d5, it's a very good cleaner, and also lubricates so it will loosen up most pots.

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    Dioxit it is; thanks Tom!

    edit: that worked a treat!

    Ah, the joys of a 5 year old NOS guitar....
    Last edited by marzzz; 02-16-2021 at 12:15 AM.

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