In this video from a few years ago, Synthesizer Keith (Keith Robert Murray) takes a look at a variety of ways to fix scratchy pots & faders on synths and other electronic music gear.
The issue of what to do with scratchy pots and faders is a recurring topic of debate in synth forums, with some advocating for the quick fix of spraying a little Caig’s Deoxit D5 into the problematic part and others arguing that the only real solution is to take the component apart and give it a thorough cleaning.
The video demonstrates that there’s a bit of truth to both. And, while Murray recommends replacing the part as the most reliable solution, he demonstrates that combining two cleaning techniques comes close.
Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments!