Any DIY pedal hobbyists wanna fix my delay?

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  1. mugician

    mugician Supporting Member

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    My trims are all kinds of screwed up (previous owner did quite a number), and I don't have an oscilloscope or a signal generator or anything else or even the know-how to do it myself.

    It's an EHX Memory Toy. I'll obviously compensate you for your work.
     
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    "previous owner" right...haha.

    this is why i dont pedals used that are capable of being ruined by someone that knows better than the manufacturer.

    id be surprised if it wouldnt be cheaper to buy a new one than to fix the messed up one.

    good luck.
     
  3. mugician

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    Yeah, bought it "as-is" for $15 knowing it was screwy. I've fixed (or at least made playable) an analog delay before, but that was just trial and error. The EHX is pretty far gone.
     
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    EHX would probably be able to handle that for a reasonable fee. I've had great experiences with them.
     
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    Yeah, I sent them an email last night. I'd just prefer to work with somebody "local" to TGP. There are some great builders here and I like throwing money at them.

    Cheers!
     
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    Check out the gutshots on the forbidden forum (google memory toy gutshot). Look at the photos, grab a philip's head screwdriver and approximate the angles. It will fall into place after a few minutes.
    Looks like there are 7 trimpots and that is not too bad.
     
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    That's not how it works.
     
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    You don´t need an oscilloscope. You can download the visual analyser 2014 for free. And a tone generator.
     
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    I'm sorry. use your ears.
     
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    :roll

    So, the trims rotate a full 360°, but just to keep things simple, if every degree represents one possible setting, and there are 7 trims, and if I did the math right, there are something like 7.89x10^17 possible configurations for all 7 trims. Or, 789 quadrillion.

    So, yeah, not about to spend the next 80,000 years twiddling trim pots on a mediocre at best delay pedal 8}
     
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    Unless...

    That's not how it works either.

    :D
     
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    I think you may have found out who the original owner was or if not, got his information from.
     
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    Yuck. I was not expecting those to be 360 degree trimpots. I have hundreds on my bench and they all have minimum and max detentes. JHS may be the best solution if there is no repair shop near you. $10 shipping both ways and pretty quick fixed for an experienced hand.
     

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