It never occured to me that this could be due to cost or poorly-read design instructions! That's neat to think about.
The knob direction seems to be the same on both of my two pedal devices: the Boss LoopStation and the Digitech Jamman.
What I really want is to permanently disable any metronomics in the device.
Maybe some designer thought that "one button mirroring the other
button makes it easier to tweak them simultaneously with both hands"?
A wild guess on a stupid cause.
Lindsey, are you sure it is not just YOUR RC-20XL? Could it be a
random manufacturing mistake? I remember when touring in Taiwan some
music electronics people I met there complained about leasing out
assembling work to mainland China because "they sometimes make stupid
mistakes like mounting a switch upside down."
Greetings from Sweden
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM, andy butler <email@example.com> wrote:
> Lindsey Walker wrote:
>> Something I just noticed about my Boss LoopStation RC-20XL is if I want to
>> turn every knob setting to, "low," or, "off," What I mean is one knob may
>> be at 0 by turning it left and another at 0 by turning it right.
>> Any thoughts?
> Can't imagine any designer who'd be reading this list would make such
> a basic design mistake ;-)
> Sometime such reverses are needed for analog circuits where
> custom potentiometers are not available easy/cheap enough.
> Maybe there's some design justification in the RC-20XL,
> can't even see that it helps them to save on costs.