How to clean pots?

I got a bass amp from a friend and he said it works but maybe it needs one of the pots cleaned. I haven't even looked at this thing since I got it a few weeks ago. I don't play bass, I have no bass, but now I have an excuse to buy a bass and try playing it. Anyway what do I do after I gain access to its innards?
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Self Control is over rated.
Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

Modern physics would have us believe that the universe is made up of quarks, gluons, photons -- and morons

Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,608
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,332
    DeOxit is the thing to buy, and there are instructions on the can.
    Good luck learning to play bass, if it's anything like guitar, trust me it'll take a while but eventually, it can be done. :)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,679
    F1nut wrote: »
    A little Dawn and a scratch free pad does the trick.

    Would this also be suitable for my fine washables?
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

    Modern physics would have us believe that the universe is made up of quarks, gluons, photons -- and morons

    Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,643
    afterburnt wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    A little Dawn and a scratch free pad does the trick.

    Would this also be suitable for my fine washables?

    Are they greasy?
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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,759
    F1nut wrote: »
    Are they greasy?

    Most likely yellow in front and brown in back.
    Pink Floyd, Just makes me want to turn it up too 12 and share it with the world!!. JMO
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,172
    gimpod wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Are they greasy?

    Most likely yellow in front and brown in back.

    That's no way to talk about our beloved Lightman. !! Coal for you in your sock pal. :)
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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,759
    Kool, I like coal!.
    Pink Floyd, Just makes me want to turn it up too 12 and share it with the world!!. JMO
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,600
    gimpod wrote: »
    Kool, I like coal!.

    I don't think he means clean coal...
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,132
    I put my pots in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,239
    I put my pot in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.

    Doesn't that make a little hard to light?

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,132
    I put my pot in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.

    Doesn't that make a little hard to light?
    Touché
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    I put my pot in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.

    Doesn't that make a little hard to light?

    Ooooooo burn!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,679
    F1nut wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    A little Dawn and a scratch free pad does the trick.

    Would this also be suitable for my fine washables?

    Are they greasy?

    Crusty yes, but never greasy!
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

    Modern physics would have us believe that the universe is made up of quarks, gluons, photons -- and morons

    Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,608
    Leaving stains in your underwear is nothing to be embarrassed about.... Leaving stains in someone else's underwear can be a problem tho....
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    Folks I went to college with used to clean pot using an open copy of History of Eric Clapton.

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    Wait.
    What?

    Oh.

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    Cleaning pots.

    Here, you might wanna read this:
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/the-idiots-guide-to-using-deoxit-revisited.207005/

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,421
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Folks I went to college with used to clean pot using an open copy of History of Eric Clapton.

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    Wait.
    What?

    Oh.

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    Better than the EC album cover B)



    Cleaning pots.

    Here, you might wanna read this:
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/the-idiots-guide-to-using-deoxit-revisited.207005/

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,679
    @mhardy6647 one time in a city far away I got busted with a double album full of stems and seeds. The detective said "this will take you straight down the drain" then he took me into custody on "other charges" what a dick.
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

    Modern physics would have us believe that the universe is made up of quarks, gluons, photons -- and morons

    Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    edited December 6
    The story goin' round when I was younger was that they actually and deliberately changed the design of LP gatefold sleeves (from a little 'ravine' in the hinge to a little 'ridge' there instead) to dissuade the dopers from using them to clean their dope.

    Of course, this also sounds like just the kind of bogus story The Man would plant to trigger that ever-present dope-catalyzed paranoia.

    B)
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,239
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @mhardy6647 one time in a city far away I got busted with a double album full of stems and seeds. The detective said "this will take you straight down the drain" then he took me into custody on "other charges" what a dick.

    We can say dick now? Vanilla is slipping....
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 346
    edited December 6
    Cleaning dope is so 70-80's. Then was the last time anyone saw a seed or a stem?

    Good thing too. How many millennials even know what an LP is.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    edited December 6
    I remember the days when seeds were involved. :D

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    I still have an original of the bottom one just in case. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    delkal wrote: »
    How many millennials even know what an LP is.
    A lot their driving sales, and most do not have a player. Just buy to have to look at. At least a bunch around me do.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    Tony M wrote: »
    I remember the days when seeds were involved. :D

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    I still have an original of the bottom one just in case. ;)

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    ;) :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 993
    Lol. Young Micah was the only one who answered properly on this whole thread. Lmao!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    How well do you know Bruce? Sometimes the derailer gets...... derailed :D
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    How well do you know Bruce? Sometimes the derailer gets...... derailed :D

    someone say derailleur?

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    edited December 7
    Back to the original post question then. ;) :)

    I knew a guy who took the pots outs, took them apart and cleaned them and then the reverse procedure. OCD or just a guy with a lot of patience and a desire to see a job done to it's full potential. I was impressed to say the least.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    Some pots have carbon contacts. With use some carbon falls away by design. This carbon builds up inside and basically creates other arc areas that are problems. Blow or flush out and back in business well until all the contact carbon is used up. Caig also makes a fader lube might give it a try after cleaning with the deoxit.
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