Electronics & Pick-ups
Upgrading or replacing guitar electronics
The electronics in budget guitars often leave a lot to wish for. Pots start to crackle, swithces stop working or the output jack comes loose. Sounds familiar? Then this might be a good time to replace some vital electronics in your guitar and upgrade them with quality parts from brands like CTS and Switchcraft.
If you use your guitar extensively the electronic parts with a mechanical component (pots and switches) will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Sometimes all it takes is just a little contact cleaner but if that does not help you will need to replace some parts.
If you are not comftable doing this yourself take your guitar to your local guitar repair person or luthier.