OMG!! Clay Jones Arrived DOA!!! Help!!

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  1. Stressfest

    Stressfest Supporting Member

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    Sad day indeed...i've had a look and it seems as two wires have come away from the pots/switches. I've worked out where one goes but i have a mystery wire...
    If your looking at it from the back (duh), battery on the bottom...where does the black wire on the bottom right go, near the resistor??
    Can anyone help or point me in the direction of Clay himself...that'll be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers

    PS It's # B31 and used to belong to A.Campbell :)
     
  2. scottywompas

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    Clay sometimes shows up on the DIYstompboxes.com forum.

    Scott:RoCkIn
     
  3. rewog

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    Wow - what a letdown.
    Do you think it was shipped like that ?
    If it was me, I'd race it down to Peter at P.N. Electronics in Hamilton Hill. I'm sure he could tell where the wire came from and sort it out for you.
     
  4. Rambo66

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    Man you'd think for $840 all of the wires would be attached.
     
  5. DocRock

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    Sorry to hear about that. I saw your other thread announcing that you had gotten it. That sucks to be so excited about something and have it end up that way. I hope you can get it fixed (and then post some clips).

    Good luck,

    Doc
     
  6. Stressfest

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    Yeah...not too happy at all!!! Must not kill....must not kill.
    Any owners of a Clay, could you email me photo's if possible?? modoc@iinet.net.au
    Cheers
     
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    I've emailed Clay thanks to me ol' mate Macaroni :) Now, the waiting game. :)
     
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    Stress... just PM'd his phone #. Leave a message, he don't usually pick up... call screener.:D
     
  10. Don L

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    That sucks...
     
  11. gkelm

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    Clay is GREAT about servicing his pedals...ony problem is having to ship back to the US. Hopefully with pics, communication, and a soldering iron you can get up and running.
    Greg
     
  12. Stressfest

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    I've had a look and i can see where it attaches, problem is now pedal won't even fire up. It's dead as a doe doe :) Trying not to focus on the $840 i spent on it...and in comparison, freight will not be a problem!! haha
    Thanks for all your help btw...it's really really appeciated!
     
  13. esoteric pete

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    man, i hope you get this all worked out...spending that much on a pedal only to not have it work is a real bummer....
     
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    My Pedals I bought directly from MI Audio , Crowther and Pedalman (All in Australia) over the years, have gotten here in less than a week , and cost barely more than US shipping.. It's so bizarre how that is , but TIS TRUE.. I got a pedal from a dude in England 2 weeks ago that came to VT in about 3 days//.... SO DON"T WORRY and good luck

    ERIC
     
  15. Big Bob

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    Strange that two wires came off in transit.

    On a completely unrelated topic. I had a guy sell me an amp that was in "perfect working order". When it arrived it had a blown fuse (and continued to blow fuses)...he had the nerve to say it was UPSs fault.

    A. Campbell used to own this one, huh?

    Srry bout your pedal...when you get it working post some clips!

    Bob
     
  16. bullet69

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    if you bought it on ebay i would be seriously slamming the guys feedback if he doesnt kick back some money to you for the repair costs
     
  17. Troubleman

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    :eek: Man - that qualifies as major suckage. If you can track him down, I'm sure Clay will make it right. Bummer

    jb
     
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    It is REALLY strange... BUT I've lived the same thing.. I sold a guy a Voodoo Lab Microvibe once that worked perfectly. In fact it was mint. He got it and it didn't work due to 1 wire that had become unsoldered. Simple fix.. Same happened to me once buying a mint pedal.. Strange but it can happen (as much as I really have a hard time seeing how!) ERIC
     
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    Everytime you change a battery... those terminal lead sodder points get stressed, as there's no place for strain reliefs etc.... add to this weight of a possible loose battery flying around during shipping...

    It's happened on a few of my pedals. Just normal wear and tear imo...
     
  20. BrianWampler

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    Clay is a SUPER good guy, I'm sure he'll make it more than right with you, I wouldn't stress over it. :)

    bw
     

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