Sorry I juped the gun posting this I guess. Problem was simply that I forgot to ground the volume pot's right lug after removing the original ground wire from the circuit (it wasnt bent back onto the pot body for grounding). Next time Ill have the decency to axctually check the circuit before posting questions on what might be wrong lol. Hope this finds you guys well.
On another note I will warn any men who have had significant heart issues, especially those under 65, Testosterone replacement (Low T etc.) medications triple the risk of heart attacks etc in your group. My kid brother was brought back from a massive heart attack at age 40, but just died at 42 within weeks of starting Testosterone. And we just got a bill for $200. bc "he dropped out of the study" where he obtained the pills! Damn Pharmacueticals are heartless man...half the time they arent even treating an actual illness with their concoctions. To be fair he had other risks and were not even certain it was a heart attack yet, but men in similar circumstances should be aware..apparently the FDA is reviewing the stuff lately.
Life is fragile, make the most of everyday u can
Long live live music and musical family traditions / bring back music eduction