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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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,010
    :D :D :D
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,491
    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: 5,174
    F1nut wrote: »
    A little Dawn and a scratch free pad does the trick.

    Would this also be suitable for my fine washables?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,229
    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: 1,774
    F1nut wrote: »
    Are they greasy?

    Most likely yellow in front and brown in back.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,760
    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: 1,774
    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: 19,547
    gimpod wrote: »
    Kool, I like coal!.

    I don't think he means clean coal...
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,395
    I put my pots in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,360
    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: 16,395
    I put my pot in the dishwasher with some cascade and apple cider vinegar.

    Doesn't that make a little hard to light?
    Touché
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,560
    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: 5,174
    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!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,010
    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: 20,970
    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: 6,673
    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: 5,174
    @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.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,970
    edited December 2018
    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: 7,360
    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: 448
    edited December 2018
    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: 7,418
    edited December 2018
    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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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,560
    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: 12,560
    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: 7,418
    ;) :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,071
    Lol. Young Micah was the only one who answered properly on this whole thread. Lmao!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,560
    How well do you know Bruce? Sometimes the derailer gets...... derailed :D
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,970
    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: 7,418
    edited December 2018
    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: 12,560
    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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