- Sep 1, 2009
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Hi, everybody. I recently picked up a Maestro BG-2 wah/volume, and I love it. However, the stock pot in it started going bad; All scratch, no wah/volume change. So, I picked up a new pot, Small Bear's "The Black Bear", and a resistor to get the pot's value closer to 25k, which is how much the original pot was. After soldering everything in, I noticed it was scratching. It's noticeable on the wah's treble end of the sweep, but also makes an appearance when i'm using it as a volume pedal. I've tried different cables, guitars, with and without the resistor, re-soldering connections, and nothing has made any difference. Could the capacitors and resistors be drying out, since this thing is from 1970? Did I get a bad pot, perhaps? Any help is appriciated!