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Pedal Problem

Adcantor

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The gain knob on an overdrive I just got (a used trex mudhoney) is functioning in a bizarre way. I can only increase the gain if I turn it all the way down and start my way up. It abruptly increases - it's not gradual.

Is there something I can do to fix this?
 

8len8

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Sounds like a bad pot. I'd exchange it for a new unit.
 

jdel77

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If you got it 2nd hand, just change the pot. You won't have to deal with the hassle of returning and exchange.
 

Adcantor

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Ouch, so WD-40 won't do it.


It's the handmade Dino version, so I definitely want to get it working right. Looks like I'll have to take it in for repair.
 

fahrner

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Sorry....No. WD40 won't do it.
Would first make certain you've isolated the problem....
Hook up the Mud-honey by itself and try it (if you've not already done that).
The only other thing would be to make certain the knob is not slipping on the shaft.
Good luck.
 

Modulator

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Ouch, so WD-40 won't do it.


It's the handmade Dino version, so I definitely want to get it working right. Looks like I'll have to take it in for repair.
CAIG would be closer to what you want than WD-40. WD40 is for mechanical things, not electronics.

Try twisting the pot back and forth a bunch before you ship it off. Maybe the wiper's got some gunk on it. And if you sprayed it with WD40, it's definitely got gunk in there.
 

Adcantor

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Thanks for all your help. I think I'll try turning a lot as suggested. Then maybe some deoxit (if I can find some)If that doesnt work, I'll take it in to get fixed.
 






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