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for the pot it sounds like the ground wire is loose if you are not able to turn the volume down, and for the cap discharge, i just use any resistor above about 200k. it just shorts from HT to ground. i dont worry about the shock factor, its mainly to protect the cap. if you discharge most caps to ground without the resistor you will damage the cap. the resistor just slows down how fast the cap can discharge. the best way to make the shorting probe is to just solder alligator clips to the end of the resistor, heat shrink the whole thing and then connect the alligator clips to your multimeter probes. set it for reading your HT voltage and take your reading. you will see the voltage on the cap drop. that way you know when the cap is fully discharged