This is my first post here. I searched the forum and read about 20 pages of Sheraton-related stuff, which was very enlightening, but I didn't find exactly what I was looking for.
Anyway, my Sheraton II is a Korean 88' Epiphone by Gibson (I understand that's kind of a big deal around here?) in Tobacco-burst.
It's pretty much a spotless guitar, visually. Finish and bindings are great. I bought it used on Ebay for £400 (I see some here have gotten better deals). It's been taken very good care of (not played that much, I suspect), and sounds pretty sweet. I have been thinking about replacing the electrics and the pick-ups, but as I'm primarily a bass player and currently finishing my last year in Uni, those operations will have to wait for at least a little while. I'll try to put some pictures up soon.
Anyway, I was playing around with it a the day before yesterday, and was working on some volume swells for a song I'm producing. It was sounding fat, but within the space of 10 minutes, the bridge volume pot went from absolutely fine to slightly heavier on the torque to just plain stuck. As I kept doing the swells, it would get progressively harder to turn the bridge pup knob. I was doing the swells in both single-pup positions (i.e. both in bridge-only and neck-only), and the neck pot never started acting up, and is still working fine.
I'm gonna take it to a guy in Uni (I'm on a music course) to have him look at it tomorrow, but I thought I'd ask around here if anyone has ever experienced anything like this before, what the cause and cure might be, and if I should take this as a sign from above that it's time to replace the pots etc.?