Maxon / Ibanez AD-80 Effect Blend Knob

HowardMusic

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Is it possible to modify the effect blend knob to get more range on it? On mine it seems to be all or nothing, and it's difficult to dial-in a more subtle effect (although possible with some difficulty). I think the delay sounds great, but just wishing for more range and control on the blend. Does anyone notice a similar thing with their AD-80s? Thanks.
 
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ziess

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Yeah mine is exactly the same. You can either have no echo, a little echo, a lot if echo or only echo. Not much gradation between them at all. I've learned to work with it.
 

boppy

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I had this issue with my AD-80 and I fixed it by opening the case and dousing the BACK OF THE POT with naptha/lighter fluid. Prior to that, I was just dribbling naptha down the pot-stem from the top of the pedal--it worked initially, but the problem kept coming back.

It seems to be a common issue given the age of these pedals, so I hope everyone will try this.

Nothing gets that spacey Gilmour "reverb" sound like the AD-80.
 

HowardMusic

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Boppy, thanks. Do you think contact cleaner would have the same impact as the naptha? Thanks again.
 

itkindaworks

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I've got the same scenario. I always thought it was a design issue because I've had two that had the same characteristics.
 




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