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I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« on: June 16, 2009, 09:35:05 AM »
I somehow managed to hit the volume knob too hard with my right hand unintentionally while playing.  I immediately lost all sound from the guitar and I can feel that the volume pot has come loose inside. 

I imagine that in order to fix it I will:

1)  Loosen off the strings

2)  Unscrew and remove the scratchplate

3)  Put the volume pot back in place and probably re-solder one of the wires which has come loose

4)  Put it all back together and swear at the Floyd-Rose for a few hours while I try to get it all back in tune

I would rather take it in to get fixed but as I live 150km out of Perth I don't really have time at the moment.  Am I on the right track?  Is it likely I will be able to fix it myself or should I just bite the bullet and take it in?  The very last thing I want to do is fuck up this guitar.


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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 09:56:16 AM »
You cant really stuff it up, so rip off the scratch plate and take a look. If it looks daunting, bring it in. Sounds like you know enough to get it going though.


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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 10:27:03 AM »
Got the scratch plate off, there are two white wires that have come loose.  Soldering them up now.  Thanks for the vote of confidence  8)

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 01:07:34 PM »
Done.  The upside of it all is I think I just discovered my pickups were set way too high, I backed them off a bit and its sounding much better.

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 07:00:26 PM »
Sounds like it's time for a new guitar  :P

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 09:28:05 PM »
Sounds like it's time for a new guitar  :P

Coming from you...  :laugh:

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 06:27:08 PM »
Sounds like it's time for a new guitar  :P

Coming from you...  :laugh:

What you talking about? I In the past 2 years since discovering Ormsby guitars I haven't bought any other brand of guitar with the exception of a couple bought purely to sell, and hav not sold any of my Ormsbys. Although previously I've bought and sold around 15 guitars per year.

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 07:03:44 PM »
Sounds like it's time for a new guitar  :P

Coming from you...  :laugh:

What you talking about? I In the past 2 years since discovering Ormsby guitars I haven't bought any other brand of guitar with the exception of a couple bought purely to sell, and hav not sold any of my Ormsbys. Although previously I've bought and sold around 15 guitars per year.

You've still got the PRS???

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 09:26:50 AM »
Yep, I only played it for a couple of days now it stays locked away for 20 years. The smallest run the company the company has done makes for a good investment.

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Re: I just broke the volume pot on my JEM 7V
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 09:43:56 AM »
Yep, I only played it for a couple of days now it stays locked away for 20 years. The smallest run the company the company has done makes for a good investment.

We still going to rip it apart to do the pickup tests?  :eyebrows:

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