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knobs crackle and pop

old peavy amp.. knobs crackle and pop

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FYI - you question is not very good as it leaves a lot unanswered that requires us to guess and ask more questions that we answer. It is like saying "my car runs funny"


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The pots (potentiometers) are dirty.

1. Get a can of deox it or other electronics cleaner.

2. Unplug amp!

3. Get inside of amp and check on the back side of pots. If there is a small hole

spray some cleaner in there and rotate knob back and forth frpm 0 -10 several times.

If there is no hole, Remove knobs and spray down the shaft in the front give it a minute to get down in there then rotate knob several times. do this to every pot.

4. Put back together and Jam

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Probably needs new pots (potentiometers). If you're not confident changing them yourself, ask at the local music shop - they will almost certainly know someone who you can pay to do this for you.

Alternatively, you could attempt to do it yourself - or just clean them. There are many guides on how to do this, e.g, this one:

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