My 2007 Fender American Standard Stratocaster has a problem with the volume control.
The problem is that the volume drops off a "cliff" and cuts out suddenly when you move the control below the 3 position. The whole range of the volume control seems weirdly non-linear with a plateau in the middle of the range. Also when plugged in at high gain, there is a hiss which is louder at 1 (off) than it is at 2.
I thought I had a bad pot, so I purchased a Fender-branded replacement (250k) and soldered it in. The problem is still occurring.
It is wired the same as the factory spec (see diagram).
I'd like a nice smooth linear range from 1 (complete silence) to 10 (full volume). What might the problem be? What are my options?