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ernie b. vol. pedal

2/18/1998 1:51 PM
ernie b. vol. pedal
I've got a 17-year-old eb mono voloume pedal. It seems that, at long last, the pot is wearning out. What is recommendsed as a replacement pot? As I recall, they put Allen Bradley 250K pots in those. Where do I get those or is there a better choice? Also, what can anyone tell me about the knob on the side of the pedal? It appears to adjust the "throw" of the pedal -- whether the volume comes up quickly or more gradually. It does seem to affect tone as well. Speaking of tone -- can I mod pedal so that I don't lose signal quality as I lower the volume. It seems to load all the high end out as I turn down.
3/19/1998 2:36 PM

I just thouight I'd re-post ...still looking for info. pedal is very scratchy, especially with lots of distortion and boost.
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3/20/1998 8:57 AM
Clean the pots with contact cleaner spray.  
Then think about replacing the pot, as the cleaner is a temporary (although perhaps quite a bit of time) fix.  
Also check with a DVM for DC across the pedal. Pots are scratchiest if they have DC on them.  
You might have a leaky cap on the output of the pedal feeding it.
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