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Broken volume pedal

 
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Jai



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Broken volume pedal Reply with quote

Volume pedal just broke now too. It's producing a very reduced amount of output, sometimes none at all. I have no idea what could be wrong, it appears to be operating mechanically same as it ever did, just did it while i was playing. do these things just "go out" after awhile, or is it fixable? I use this thing quite a bit, so it's something I need to get sorted out soon. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the ernie ball site (VP Jr. volume pedal w/250K pot) and they have repair parts, could it need a potentiometer replacement?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's either the pot or the string. Can you see if the string is functioning properly ? If it's slipping it won't be turning the pot.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twangster wrote:
It's either the pot or the string. Can you see if the string is functioning properly ? If it's slipping it won't be turning the pot.


thanks twangster - the string appears to be working, I'll take a closer look tho, i didn't think that it might not be turning the pot.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai wrote:
twangster wrote:
It's either the pot or the string. Can you see if the string is functioning properly ? If it's slipping it won't be turning the pot.


thanks twangster - the string appears to be working, I'll take a closer look tho, i didn't think that it might not be turning the pot.


the string is turning the pot just fine. must have just gone out! had it a long time, used it A LOT, so I guess it was just its time. a new pot isn't that much, i'll attempt to fix it. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look it over carefully first to see if possibly a wire came loose or some other easy fix before ordering parts. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fixed it. It was the pot. Got the new one and switched it out. Just a little bit of doing putting the string/spring set back on. There was a youtube video of an ernie ball guy doing it, but of course they had a pedal with the sides of the case removed, so not as easy as they made it look. but i got it. simply soldering just 3 points. and it worked right away when i was done! i felt pretty proud. Cool
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