Dead pots. It happens, nothing lasts forever. Don't let people tell you oh, you should have taken care of your guitar better. These expendables bear the brunt of your sweat & other penetrating moisture even when they are not in use.
So it's off to Beez's after lunch. Beez did a 2-guitar job (both involving dead pots) in under 15 min. 😧👍 Where is Beez located? Excelsior Shopping Center, basement, in line with Memphis Music.