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Changing amp volume causes slight distortion

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Is it normal for headphones to give off distortion when lowering / increasing my amp volume?  Other than that though there is no distortion.  Been curious about this for a while.

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It's possible you have a dirty or bad potentiometer. I'm guessing changing the volume causes you to get static/pops?
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Originally Posted by shadow419 View Post

It's possible you have a dirty or bad potentiometer. I'm guessing changing the volume causes you to get static/pops?

Just a little static but not every time.

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Could be a pot that has some bad spots.  If it's a big bother to you warranty, try cleaning yourself, or replacing yourself are all options.  I've seen some pots act up a little if the mounting nut is tightened too much.  Just a thought.  GL with whatever you decide :smile:

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I usually recommend turning off the amp, and spin the volume pot up/down real fast. Check if the problem still persists..otherwise some contact cleaner helps, worst case you have to replace it. 

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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

I usually recommend turning off the amp, and spin the volume pot up/down real fast. Check if the problem still persists..otherwise some contact cleaner helps, worst case you have to replace it. 


 

Yeah I've actually done this before and I remember the problem going away. Did it again just last night and there was no more static when moving the volume knob. Weird....but oh well at least I know how to fix it.
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