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RE: OT and potentially lame question


Try a new cable. If it is a wired device, the cable often breaks
internally at the pedal. If the end is a molded type, replace it NOW!
Molded cable ends are inferior and are often a source of failure. I
prefer to use Neutrik plugs. I've NEVER seen one fail!

Pots don't normally fail all at once, rather they will cut out, sound
scratchy, or cause other freakiness before they die. This doesn't apply
to breakage of the shaft and a visual inspection is certainly in order.

If you own a DVM, you can check the continuity of the cable using the
diode check function. Don't know what a DVM is? Stop what you are doing
and take your broken gear to someone that knows how to fix it!

I do repairs of all sorts and would be willing to repair pedal devices
for a nominal service charge. Contact me off list for a shipping
address, turnaround time, bench fees, etc.

Will Brake
Soul Fruit Electronics

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Cheli-Colando [mailto:kevin@minds-eye.org] 
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 12:26 AM
To: loop
Subject: OT and potentially lame question

Okay, way OT here but since I do use this to control a looping device I
thought maybe I could ask.

Last night my Proel expression pedal simply died.  It worked fine last
time I played, no problems at all, then it sat in a bag.  Last night I
plug it in and nothing, nothing at all.  Is it common for the pots to
just die like this or is there some other way I can test this before I
go about resoldering a new one in place?  BTW, everything looks fine 
inside, no loose connections, etc.

Thanks for your patience and any advice

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But when sound is heard with the eye,
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