ditto x2 is a piece of crap - massive volume issue, switch issues

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by groovemeister, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. ptdesign

    ptdesign Handmade sonic art

    May 13, 2006
    S.F. Bay area
    Yes. It is a total POS. Failed on me 100 times in the last couole years. Switch tops coming off, switch falling into case, frozen loops, non-starts after looping solo sections and poor sound.

    Too bad functions and layout are great.

    The Jamman Express is my buddy. Just takes a bit of extra brain to stop it and erase on the fly.
    tonedover likes this.
  2. PaisleyWookie

    PaisleyWookie Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Travel A LOT!
    TC largely makes garbage these days, which is a shame, since they’re stuff used to be great.
    I use a BOSS RC-1. The typical BOSS foot switch isn’t as ideal for looping, but it’s been absolutely rock solid.
  3. InkStained

    InkStained Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    South of Heaven
    This is why I don't start threads complaining about gear.

    Also, this is why I use paragraphs.
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  4. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

    May 21, 2013
    As ridiculous as this sounds, I still think that complaint threads only represent a vocal minority of issues with TCE pedals. Don’t get me wrong- the footswitch issue is rampant and real, and the Ditto X4 was fraught with so many errors I’ve abandoned the thought of buying one long ago.

    But as many other pedals as I’ve had over the years (several Polytune iterations, Hall of Fame, Trinity, a few Trinity T2s, a few HoF Minis, Corona Chorus, a few Flashback X4s, and a FB Triple) I’ve never had anything but minor footswitch issues on the X4 units, which is an easy fix. Never software issues.

    It’s a shame they don’t have an authorized repair facility in the western hemisphere, it really is. I don’t understand how one could reasonable expect to send a $100 pedal to Denmark, have it repaired, and returned for a reasonable price. Shipping alone prices you out of that option, so I’m baffled by the confusion and surprise/frustration when this issue arises.

    The best bet is to EITHER buy new with an extended warranty (GC has a 1 or 2 year option, for instance; I’m sure Sweetwater does as well!) OR buy with the expectation it could break at any point and need to be replaced. Same as any other cheap pedal. :aok
    monty likes this.
  5. Sam Xavier

    Sam Xavier Member

    Apr 8, 2018
    Wath upon Dearne, UK
    Aw, come on, lads. I'll openly admit I can be as rough as **** with people when it comes to spelling and grammar - and, it has to be said, beginning anything ever with "k so" is a hanging matter, plain and simple - but OP may well have a point here. Never used TC stuff personally but I've read enough on here and elsewhere to know there's something seriously wrong with their QC, considering the many faults people report.

    TBH, I wouldn't normally let things get in the way of a bit of sport but don't dismiss the lad just because he plays fast and loose with the language.
    monty likes this.
  6. saladin

    saladin Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    Ypsilanti, MI
    I threw mine in the garbage and bought a Boss looper...no problems now.
  7. transmission

    transmission Member

    Dec 2, 2011
    Londoner currently enjoying life in Sweden
    Lehle make a switch that's a direct replacement for the Ditto switch, works well.

    I modded my Ditto after it started playing up, simple job if you're comfortable soldering.


    Install vid here

    It's not a cheap fix, especially if you have multiple switches to replace, but it's an option.
    LehleSupport, monty and Clyde Billt like this.

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