I had wondered if a fall would harm the pots. I have seen pots take one hell of a beating and still work fine. I actually agree with you though ... I think I will go ahead and tear it completely apart tonight and see just what the pots look like. The solder on the backs of pots are usually harder to heat than the good solder most everybody uses so when you completely remove it you'll nearly destroy the pot trying to get it to stick real well. So I bet the pedal took a nose dive the solder broke loose from the pot OR the different type of pot they use could be not as sturdy. Anyways I will be double checking the pots tonight. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.
*Can I replace the pots with the standard round back or should I use the Boss replacement pots (the ones in this pedal are square and blue plastic)
*Slightly off topic but I can not remember the answer to this question ... can I add a resisitor to a Pot and increase the pots resistance for example adding a 500K Ohm resistor to a 500K ohm pot ... can you make it a 1M ohm this way or any other way?
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The pots may not be the problem so please keep posting if you have any ideas or if you remember a problem like this on any effect pedal!