It happened after a change of the volume pot... that was'nt working ! The tech told me that he put a "stronger" pot (I don't know what he meant). I almost always play with the volume pot at maximum. Now, after posting this post, and remembering some readings on the subject, I lowered the volume pot by half and then the tone started to act... like a volume pot ! I suspect that the tech that changed the volume pot a couple of month ago did a mess.
For the questions you asked :
Paul Running : no the pot is not scratchy
gtrguy : no the tone pot is not loose
greco : like I said, I had a tech change the volume pot a couple of months ago but I did not use that guitar a lot since so I took concern of this just a few days ago.
Thanks to all