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In Reply to: Do I have bad pot? posted by trippyloaf on October 31, 2001 at 13:14:35:
This is in addition to Gridleak.
Most people do not realize that you can damage those types of pots with heat during soldering. I used to put those Noble pots all the way off and solder, then find such noise at that position. No amount of regrounding etc would take it out.
Next time you solder to a volume pot, turn it to the MAX position. You almost never use it at that point so even if it gets damaged, u dont hear it. Clip or clamp a heatsink or simply your long nose pliers to the pot terminal while soldering. This will avoid the heat damage.
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