Something weird happened this evening. I put the guitar down for a brief while, picked it up again, and the volume knob was really tight to turn. It felt like it was about to start grinding against the finis, so I loosened it and took it off.
The pot was very difficult to turn, so I used a screwdriver on it. I turned it all the way up but the output from the pickup was tiny. Then it went silent and was impossible to move without feeling like it'll break.
I'll just replace it, but it's a strange problem I've not encountered before. Is this relatively common?
Just rip it out, and wire that shit right to the output