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Helping a Friend: Pedals in Bad Shape

thesooze

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Hey-- so I wanted to help out a friend sell some gear.

He brought me a guitar, a pretty cool amp, plus some pedals. These two in particular: the Distortion+ and the Wah, are in pretty bad shape.

Are these pedals worth much? I'm sure I'd have to get them fixed/checked out, but is it worth the hassle to have them repaired-- or just sell "as is?" Looking for some advice on what you would do with these pedals and what you would tell your buddy.

Thanks!! :banana











 
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bt2513

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That would be mold in there. I'm not sure on exact values, but from a collector standpoint, that is going to hurt the value -- not to mention potentially hazardous to your health.
 

bt2513

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Also, a quick glance at ebay doesn't reveal much other than a similar wah was listed at $69.99 and didn't sell. A similar MXR was listed at $69 and sold.
 

Greentone

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That is not mold in the MXR, it's decomposing foam. They used to put it between the board and the back plate of the pedals. My dynacomp had the same thing. It looks lie the battery leaked in the wah.
 

bluejazzoid

Silver Supporting Member
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The MXR Distortion + is missing the main IC chip... that might affect how it operates!
 

thesooze

Silver Supporting Member
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Hmmmm worth fixing? I feel like it'll be at least half the selling price to repair...

Any suggestions? Would anyone even want these "as is?"
 

bt2513

Member
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Nevermind. This place is getting rough. To the OP, might want to clean it out because, well, it looks like mold.
 

erksin

Senior Member
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That's original mojo foam in the D+ - I would do my best to preserve it for maximum toanz.
 

Stratm69

Senior Member
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As said earlier, the IC-chip in the Distortion+ is missing, someone must have took it out and used it for a different pedal/project.

The pedal will not work properly without that IC-chip.
 

Greentone

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Okay, clean out the damn foam from both pedals. The distortion+ will not work. The chip is missing. Just put a battery in the wah and see if the freakin thing works.
 

direct

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I'd love to get my hands on them if they're not working. I fixed one pedal last week and now I'm hooked.

Wallet is not impressed
 




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