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Grrrrr.

Postby Thirteen » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:58 pm

I have been getting in several FX pedals for repair made by a company that has made great analog pedals for decades, but now their pedals look similar, but are boxes of DSP's, and the whole pedal runs on 5V. I look at them and think that for all the money they cost, there is no support for repairing them, and they just become junk once they break, and they are not cheap either. I had another pedal in from another company, and I had to hand it back still not working, because all of the knobs were glued on, so to open it for service would require a combination of unsoldering 5 pots and rotary switches from the back of the circuit board, and breaking a large detented rotary encoder.

It is ironic that it is much easier to source parts for 25 year old synths and FX, and can be impossible to fix a lot of devices made in the last 10 years. You can find pretty much every electronic component in a Minimoog at Jaycar (or a reasonable substitute) apart from maybe tempco resistors and a couple of FET's.
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Postby rick » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:27 pm

have you tried tuning a new car lately..? you can't

i just got 3 year old car and the damn auto mirror moves to a different place every time i get in it .
its just out of warranty so ford said yeah we cannot fix that
it will be cheaper to buy a new car :)

well its fixed now and i fixed it good and proper
its amazing what a old wire cutter can do to a new impossible problem !

it doesnt move at all anymore now except the good old fashion way .....by hand :)
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Postby Thirteen » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:32 pm

No kidding, I just found out to my horror that for the last 10 years or so manufacturers have been making car radiators out of plastic. I had to buy an entire new radiator because the factory one had cracks in the plastic from the hot water. Makes me want to find a Leyland P76... No, wait, no it doesn't....
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Postby rick » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:47 pm

i broke my hand really badly the other week and its gonna take a long time to get right again and i just cannot drive my kids around in my 64 futura one handed no power steering and convince myself its safe
so i have parked the futura
and i bought a new new fairmont ghia cheap because it had a v8 it and the price of petrol was out of control ... prime time to buy i thought
and now petrol has dropped 80 cents a litre since i bought it !
which is handy
but the problem is the v8 sounds like a sewing machine ! - its unbelievably fast, made out of plastic even the woodgrain is plastic but the damn thing just doesnt make any noise
quiet v8s..? how long has THAT be going on ..?
whats the point ?
whats next quiet rock music ..?
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Postby Thirteen » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:50 pm

How are you supposed to drive around fantasizing that you are in an Aston Martin Vanquish when the engine sounds like a drill press? Takes all the fun out of it really....
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Postby Chris H » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:51 pm

Hey 13, what are the new MXR pedals like? I gave my old MXR distortion pedal to a friend... kinda wish i hadn't......PM me if you don't want to go public.
And the new car thing, Just got a "new" Holden HZ. ... and take a look at my new boat!

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Postby Thirteen » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:55 pm

I haven't worked on any really new MXR pedals, as far as I know they are still analog, I really hope they don't go down the same path as some other brands. I am thinking of buying some new pedals and MXR is on my list, so I will do some research.[/i]
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Postby jkhuri44 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:21 am

Not sure if this counts...

but as far as delay pedals go, cant go wrong with the Maxon Ad999...

god that thing is gold!!

900ms of analog delay...pretty long :)
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Postby rick » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:28 am

hey chris
i was not allowed to buy and old wooden boat no matter how pretty it was :(
whats your secret...?
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Postby Chris H » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:30 am

rick wrote:hey chris
i was not allowed to buy and old wooden boat no matter how pretty it was :(
whats your secret...?


A large helping of good luck mixed with a good dose of psychology........ the book of the moment is on the subject of raising boys... (& i have 5 of them) and how important it is for them to spend time with their Father and their need for adventure in the wild and sense of accomplishment etc........ Honey this is how i can do this for YOU and the Boys.
I also had the good fortune to make money on the last boat i had years ago as it was i restoration job on a Couta boat and they fetch a bit of money if you buy at the right price. The hull is in great nick, the motor needs work, and i was able (& here is the good luck), to buy her at a very reasonable price. She is a solid little boat with plenty of freeboard and boyancy in the bow, built to push through Port Philip Bay chop if you get caught in a blow.
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Re: Grrrrr.

Postby no-fi » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:14 am

Thirteen wrote:I have been getting in several FX pedals for repair made by a company that has made great analog pedals for decades, but now their pedals look similar, but are boxes of DSP's, and the whole pedal runs on 5V.


aaaah cmon, name and shame!!!!

It's EH, isn't it?

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Postby TimS » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:21 am

or possibly B%@&*#^*
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Re: Grrrrr.

Postby beatmad » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:55 am

no-fi wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I have been getting in several FX pedals for repair made by a company that has made great analog pedals for decades, but now their pedals look similar, but are boxes of DSP's, and the whole pedal runs on 5V.


aaaah cmon, name and shame!!!!

It's EH, isn't it?

:-)


My first guess would be R... I don't think you'd even bother getting a B... fixed. On another tangent have you noticed that apart from the physical size of some modern synths you can literally pick them up with one finger.
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Re: Grrrrr.

Postby Thirteen » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:27 pm

no-fi wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I have been getting in several FX pedals for repair made by a company that has made great analog pedals for decades, but now their pedals look similar, but are boxes of DSP's, and the whole pedal runs on 5V.


aaaah cmon, name and shame!!!!

It's EH, isn't it?

:-)


Mmmm....
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Postby Thirteen » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:36 pm

Chris H wrote:Hey 13, what are the new MXR pedals like? I gave my old MXR distortion pedal to a friend... kinda wish i hadn't......PM me if you don't want to go public.
And the new car thing, Just got a "new" Holden HZ. ... and take a look at my new boat!

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They got the SS Minnow patched up and sold it to an Aussie?
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Postby Chris H » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:18 am

Thirteen wrote:
Chris H wrote:Hey 13, what are the new MXR pedals like? I gave my old MXR distortion pedal to a friend... kinda wish i hadn't......PM me if you don't want to go public.
And the new car thing, Just got a "new" Holden HZ. ... and take a look at my new boat!

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They got the SS Minnow patched up and sold it to an Aussie?


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