[sdiy] Dirty sliders

Steve Begin Steve.Begin at pwgsc.gc.ca
Tue Aug 13 18:58:47 CEST 2002

In this case, it's not a great mixer to start with, and if I was going to have to put any money into it I'd rather replace the whole thing.  As it stands, I'd like to prolong it's life as long as possible as cheap as possible, but I will consider your advice, and as for the noisy pots, it's good to know what to do with them, even if it's a bit of a pain.  How do they get "dirty" in the first place? Do higher quality pots last longer? 

> Steve Begin

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Crosskey [mailto:chris.crosskey at vicon.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:16 AM
To: Steve Begin
Subject: RE: [sdiy] Dirty sliders

Don't use WD-40...it'll be nice for a few days then lots worse....really the
only option is to replace....especailly with cross-faders on DJ mixers,
theyr'e designed to be replaced....Noisy pots are the same....replace them
if you want to do the job properly....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Begin [mailto:Steve.Begin at pwgsc.gc.ca]
> Sent: 13 August 2002 16:03
> To: Synth (E-mail)
> Subject: [sdiy] Dirty sliders
> What can I do about dirty sliders?  I've got a mixer with a 
> crossfader that tends to crackle around the far left and 
> right, and often when it's at either extreme it lets a bit of 
> the wrong signal through.  I can't really get at it to clean 
> it, and I'm not quite sure what else I could do.  Somebody 
> suggested WD-40 but I'm not too sure about that.
> Also, what about noisy rotary pots?  they seem pretty much 
> sealed off, but sometimes they seem to just get really noisy 
> after a couple decades.  Usually I just spin them back and 
> forth till I get bored and that seems to help, but sometimes 
> they just can't seem to be fixed that way, are they due to be 
> replaced?
> > Steve Begin
> > 
> > 
> > 

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