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RE: EDP foot controller: touch buttons

I discovered another thing I do sometimes with my boat feet, I accidentally
hit the overdub button next to the record button!

I think what I may do is get some 1/2" wood dowel, cut little pieces, about
1/4", maybe 5/8" long and glue them to the buttons I use most to give a
little elevation to help prevent false hits on the adjacent buttons.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travis Hartnett [mailto:tiktok@sprintmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 8:38 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: EDP foot controller: touch buttons 
> I've encountered erratic behavior if you get dirt in the 
> switches, such 
> as when you're playing somewhere with a lot of grit on the floor.  If 
> after a few tunes you start to notice an accumulation of fine black 
> particles around the oft-used switches, get down there and clean 
> everything off ASAP.  If possible, sweep the area you're going to be 
> standing on before you start playing.  In really dirty 
> situations, you 
> may want to open up the footpedal and blow everything out 
> with a can of 
> compressed air once you get home.
> The more-expensive switch option often introduces its own problems, 
> such as decreased accuracy from the longer throw/greater force 
> required, and an increase in the acoustic switching noise.
> TravisH
> On Feb 18, 2004, at 9:20 AM, 
> Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:
> > Subject: EDP foot controller: touch buttons
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > To you EDP users, those who'e used the foot controller 
> that's designed
> > for it:
> >
> > Have you experienced touchy behavior from the record button? I'm
> > finding mine extremely sensitive in that I'll try to step on it for 
> > record and when I release it senses another button push (ending 
> > record) and I end up with this tiny short loop.
> >
> > Also, on a long push to clear the recording, on release it 
> will start
> > recording again, apparently sensing yet another push.
> >
> > Is this characteristic of the cheap switches in these units? Will
> > replacing them with better switches resolve this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Paul