Question for Skreddy re: Skreddy Echo

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  1. blood5150

    blood5150 Member

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    From Skreddy's site...

    " if you use a higher voltage power supply, you will need to adjust the modulation range downward, as the stronger power supply drives the LED brighter, making the modulation more intense (yes; the modulation is driven by an LED/LDR combination--you can see it at work if you remove the lid)."


    This may seem like a noob question, but if the led dies or is faulty does this mean the pedal will not function?

    Im sure the lifespan of an LED is years and years, but what if you get a defective one, etc????

    Dont know, just thought I would ask... Thanks.



    BTW, I do have one on order anyway cause it sounds so damn good...


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  2. blood5150

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  3. earthtonesaudio

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    I'm not Skreddy, but yes, if the LED dies the pedal will not work right. Same if any other component dies... the pedal will not work right then either.

    But don't worry about it. LEDs last a long time.
     
  4. TheFlash

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    Someone with more knowledge than me could chime in, but I believe the lifespan of an LED isn't until it stops working, but until it drops below a certain percentage of their original brightness. I did a real quick google search and was seeing things like 100,000 hours until it drops from 100% to 80% brightness. So if you left the skreddy echo on for 12 years you *might* notice a slight decrease in the strength of the modulation :) Then 15 years from now on TGP there will be threads saying that the older skreddy echos sound "better" than new ones because the LEDs have had time to break in :eek:.
     
  5. smogfalls

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    haha, nice one! :rotflmao
     
  6. Skreddy

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    If the LED were to die, then you'd lose the modulation function--nothing else. They'll last a long time though, I'm sure. Also, I have been known to fix things for customers from time to time.
     
  7. blood5150

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    Thanks man...Hope I didnt offend.
     
  8. Skreddy

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    Not at all; just thought I'd state the obvious. :banana
     
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    Does the Skreddy self ocillate like analog?
     
  10. RickB

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    With a pretty damn fast turn around time too if I say so myself. :AOK

    (Not that I ever had a Skreddy pedal fail on me, just talking about mod work, etc.)
     
  11. Skreddy

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    Not exactly--it's improved. :hide
     
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    hehe, I can't wait to get my Skreddy Echo. The next couple a' months is gonna go sooooo slow!
     

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