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Grounding enclosed pots, e.g. Alps and Noble

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How does one go about grounding those pots from Alps and Noble which are enclosed in a box-type case?

I've finished my Apheared #42 (took a day off from work to assemble it) and it worked almost perfectly on the first try! I just have a noise problem with the pot at near-full volumes and figure it's probably because it isn't grounded.

Any ideas? How does Jan Meier do it in his Corda amp?

EDIT: one solution that works fine is pinching a grounded wire between the pot's nut. and metal housing (on my blue Alps). I'm still interested in knowing how Meier grounds his pots.
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Yep, on plastic enclosures, the only way you can ground pots is to pinch the wire between the pot casing and your enclosure. Solder doesn't stick to it.

Jan's corda uses a metal housing, so the case is the ground. Simply installing the jack will ground it...
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