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Re: echoplex- footswitch problem?


In a message dated 1/29/04 8:05:15 AM, danioore@hotmail.com writes:

>pressing record takes me into 'parameter' select mode or switches  
>to next loop and starts recording or some other mode, and if/when 
>i manage to reset by long pressing record, it usually stubbornly resets 
>to "2.00" or "2.25" seconds -or some number other than empty loop. 
>other buttons become equally disfunctional in these cases, and turning 
>the echoplex off, global reset does not always solve the problem.

I'll pipe in here with my 2 cents. The symptoms you describe sound to me 
like the "record" switch has gone bad (intermittently getting stuck) on 
EFC-7. For me this has been the typical problem when a switch fails -- and 
more often than not it IS the "record" switch since that's the one you 
hit most.

These parts are cheap and none-too-sturdy. However, they are nice and 
quiet -- no loud "clicks" when they're depressed like those sturdier metal
footswitches common on many other effects. Replacements are easily 
obtained from Mouser Electronic Supply. For something like $17.00 you 
can buy a bulk bag of 'em that will be a lifetime supply. 

I've had my EDPs since the mid '90s and with semi-continual use (and heavy 
feet) these things break every so often. I'm glad I bought the big bag. 
Anyone who is even halfway competent with a soldering iron can replace 
these switches in just a few minutes. It's not hard at all. In fact, I'll 
a little further . . . any musician who uses electricity owes it to 
to learn basic soldering skills. It'll save you time, money and no end of
grief in the long run.

Anywho the part number is availble on the LD website somewhere.
Check it out.


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