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    OK, an update. Although I bought the guitar online I managed to get to one of their stores as I was in the area. The chap there hadn't heard of the issue and so he plugged one his American Elite Strats into an amp, set the selector to middle, hit s-1, and moved the selector to pos 4. Pop! Exactly the same as mine, if not a little more extreme. So there we have it. I think it's called a 'feature'.

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    You ARE wearing your tinfoil hat, aren't you? Remember, it does require a continuous ground!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badxmpl View Post
    You ARE wearing your tinfoil hat, aren't you? Remember, it does require a continuous ground!!
    Never without it!

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    2016 Elite Strat here - I have exactly the same problem with my volume control - very easy to accidentally adjust the volume.

    The two tones are not brilliant either as once the get to their full travel (either end) the whole pot starts to turn - I just use them very gently now...

    I have noticed the odd 'pop' from the S1 switch, but it's not something I use very often. I'll start to pay attention to see if I get something similar.
    You know, said Arthur, its at times like this, when Im trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish Id listened to what my mother told me when I was young.
    Why, what did she tell you?
    I dont know, I didnt listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublestop View Post
    2016 Elite Strat here - I have exactly the same problem with my volume control - very easy to accidentally adjust the volume.

    The two tones are not brilliant either as once the get to their full travel (either end) the whole pot starts to turn - I just use them very gently now...

    I have noticed the odd 'pop' from the S1 switch, but it's not something I use very often. I'll start to pay attention to see if I get something similar.
    Thanks Doublestop. Having watched a YouTube video made by someone with the same problem re: the volume control, I've implemented his solution. And it works fine. To save you watching the video, which is a bit long and rambling, you buy yourself some Fender Strap Blocks, which are very cheap, nip out the centre with a craft knife or some pliers and then fit beneath the volume control. You can still turn it but it makes it sticky enough that an errant hand won't affect it. (Photos attached, one with the stopper in situ).





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    Yeah, I have used felt washers or rubber washers for the same solution to the problem.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
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    I learned to live with the volume control, and it's not a problem anymore. As someone mentioned try a little contact lubricant on the switches.
    Whether you think you can...or you can't...you're right!

    Some mistakes are just too much fun to only make once!!!

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    I'll have to give that try. I'll also pop up the scratch plate when I next change the strings to see if I can tighten the tones up a bit.
    You know, said Arthur, its at times like this, when Im trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish Id listened to what my mother told me when I was young.
    Why, what did she tell you?
    I dont know, I didnt listen.

 

 

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