Rocker 32 - Extremely loud / scratchy clean volume control

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loudvolumepot
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Rocker 32 - Extremely loud / scratchy clean volume control

Post by loudvolumepot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:12 am

Have a Rocker 32 I bought new a few months ago. I've ignored this problem up until now but would like to take the proper time to fix it.

The clean channel volume knob creates incredibly loud scratching / popping noises and jumps in volume. Between 0 - 4 it hops around between unusably loud and then seems to level out after the four position. Usually end up just leaving it a little too loud and toning down with pedal volume controls.

I'm still pretty new to amp maintenance but in my research it sounds like I should clean the volume pot?

Is this something that would be better off sent back as it was brand new with this issue, or is it a pretty standard problem?

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Re: Rocker 32 - Extremely loud / scratchy clean volume control

Post by Sooner » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:38 am

I had the same problem on my AD15's gain pot. It was a bad pot. PITA to replace. Send it back if it's still under warranty.
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Re: Rocker 32 - Extremely loud / scratchy clean volume control

Post by northernguitarguy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:29 am

Sounds like a dodgy pot. I'd take it back and take advantage of the warranty.

However, you could try giving it a cleaning. DON'T use contact cleaner and make sure you use a cleaner with a lubricant. I use Deoxit Faderlube and it works very well.

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